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Tom Imeson, Chair

Chair Imeson
 
 
 

Tom Imeson, of Portland, is vice president of public affairs at NW Natural. He has extensive experience in state and federal government, with a focus on natural resources and energy. He worked for 15 years on U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield’s personal staff and the staffs of the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources and Appropriations committees. He has served on a number of civic and state boards, including the Land Conservation and Development Commission and the Board of Higher Education. Imeson has a background in forest policy issues at the state and federal levels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Johns Hopkins University.   
 
First term expires: 12/14/2016 
 
Contact Information: 
220 NW Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-220-2370

 

 

 

Sybil Ackerman-Munson
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Sybil Ackerman
Sybil Ackerman-Munson, of Portland, has been active in Oregon environmental causes since the 1990s. Ackerman-Munson is currently executive director of the Portland-based Lazar Foundation, which funds projects to protect the environment throughout the Pacific Northwest. Prior to her employment with the Lazar Foundation, she was legislative affairs director for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. Her credentials also include positions with the National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, and Audubon Society of Portland. Ackerman-Munson has served on several forest-related advisory committees, including the Forestry Program for Oregon Revision Committee, State Forests Advisory Committee, and State Forests Habitat Conservation Committee. She currently serves on Governor Kulongoski’s Nearshore and Environmental Justice task forces. She holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Scripps College, a master's in environmental management from Yale, and a degree in environmental law from Lewis and Clark Law School.
 
First term expires: 06/30/2014
 
Contact Information:
2914 NE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97312
Phone: 503-419-8454
 
 
Cindy Deacon Williams
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Cindy Deacon Williams
Cindy Deacon Williams is a consulting fisheries biologist, with 30 years of service in state and federal government and in the non-profit world. Cindy has worked in the California Legislature as chief of staff to Assemblyman Robert J. Campbell; and for the USDA Forest Service as Assistant Fisheries Program Leader and co-leader of the Interior Columbia Basin EIS Team. She has served as Director of Aquatic Science and Conservation Education Programs for the National Center for Conservation Science and Policy. She currently works in private practice as a natural resources consultant. She is a Nevada native and holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree from California State University in Sacramento, both in biological sciences.
 
First term expires: 02/29/2016
 
Contact Information:
4393 Pioneer Rd.
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-601-4737
 
 
Nils Christoffersen
 
Nils Christoffersen 
Nils Christoffersen currently serves as Executive Director of the non-profit Wallowa Resources, based in Enterprise. Nils has been with Wallowa Resources since 1999, and has been executive director since 2007. Before coming to northeast Oregon, Nils worked as Executive Director of Africa Resources Trust USA in Washington DC; as Regional Program Coordinator in Southern Africa for the World Conservation Union; and as International Program Officer for the Agricultural University of Norway. He has served on and chaired the Governor's Eastside Forest Advisory Panel, the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, and currently chairs the Enterprise School Board. Nils is native of northern Virginia and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Williams College in Massachusetts, and a master's degree in forestry and land use from Oxford University in Oxford, England.
 
First term expires: 02/29/2016
 
Contact Information:
401 NE 1st St., Ste A
Enterprise, OR 97828
PH: 541-426-8053
 
 
Tom Insko
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Tom Insko
Tom Insko is Region Manager for Boise’s Inland region, which includes eight manufacturing facilities and approximately 925 employees. He is a native of eastern Oregon growing up on the family farm 35 miles north of La Grande. He has worked for Boise Cascade for 16 years with the majority of his responsibilities focused on operations management.  He’s worked as analyst; plant superintendent at Boise’s Elgin stud mill; production manager for the overall Elgin Complex; senior financing manager at the corporate offices; and as manager of Boise’s Washington Region. Tom has served on the Eastern Oregon University Foundation since 2006, and is currently its Vice President. Tom is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University where he received degrees in mathematics and business economics, and he holds a Masters of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
 
First term expires: 02/29/2016
 
Contact Information:
1917 Jackson Ave.
La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-962-2001
 
 
Gary Springer
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Gary Springer
Gary Springer is a staff forester with Starker Forests, Inc. of Corvallis and also handles policy and public outreach duties for the family-owned company. In addition, he owns and manages the 80-acre Chinquapin Point tree farm in Harlan. From the 1970s through the 1990s, he was a partner in Springer Logging, his family’s contract logging business. Springer has served on a variety of forestry-related boards and committees, including the Forest Practices Advisory Committee and the Committee for Family Forestlands. He currently serves on the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and Oregon Society of American Foresters executive committees, and on research advisory committees at the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Forestry. He was a member of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute board until his nomination to the Board of Forestry. Springer holds a bachelor's degree in general humanities from OSU.
 
 
First term expires: 04/30/2014
 
Contact Information:
Starker Forests, Inc.
7240 S.W. Philomath Blvd
PO Box 809
Corvallis, OR 97339-0809
Phone: 541-929-2477
 
 
Mike Rose

Mike Rose
 
 
Michael Rose, of Elkton, has represented forest industry workers for 36 years, through the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers/Woodworkers District Lodge in Gladstone, and the International Woodworkers of America Local Lodge in Reedsport. A logger with International Paper Company’s Gardiner facility, he has worked in the forest products industry for 20 years. His career has centered on maintaining productive forests to bolster the local economy while at the same time sustaining crucial ecological values  
 
 
First term expires: 12/14/2016
 
Contact Information:
25379 State Hwy. 38 
Elkton, OR 97436
Phone: 541-337-7413