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SWCD Toolbox: Introduction
Please note: The SWCD toolbox has been re-organized.  To make it easier to complete the self-assessment worksheet, and to better connect specific items to the relevant topics, all tools, templates and links have been re-organized to reflect the structure of the SWCD Operations Review.  For example, the first section of the Operations Review self-assessment worksheet is "Board Operations" which includes these elements: director roles and responsibilities, board officers, functioning as a board, oaths of office, and recruiting candidates and filling vacancies.  The first section of this toolbox is also "Board Operations" and this is where you will find that part of the self-assessment worksheet as well as any tools or templates that relate to the elements of that section.

These sample policies, procedures, work plans, publications, and tools have been collected from a wide variety of sources to stimulate conversation at the district board and administrative level. For this reason, no district could or should adopt these tools verbatim.

Some districts will adopt wording similar to what is contained in these examples and some districts will adopt only the spirit of the policy. No district will adopt every policy or procedure described here, although some will find examples that are very easy to “fit” to their specific needs. These tools are intended to facilitate policy development, procedure writing and planning by districts by providing suggestions for language, topics and formats.

Each tool is identified by source and provided without recommendation regarding content. All tools are printed with permission. Districts have shared their work in the spirit of statewide collaboration.

SWCD Operations
Board Operations

Contracting and Project Management
Financial Management

Records Management
Personnel Management

Insurance and Risk Management

Customer Service and Partnerships
Public Meeting and Records

Additional tools and examples
Acronyms from Umatilla County SWCD (18K doc)