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Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC)

 
The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC) was established in 1971 as part of the Oregon Recreation Trails System Act.  The impetus of the act was to provide for the ever-increasing outdoor recreation needs of an expanding resident and tourist population and to promote public access to the outdoor gems of Oregon. 
 
ORTAC consists of seven members, at least one from each congressional district and not less than two members from separate counties bordering upon the ocean shore.  Members of the Council are appointed by the OPRD commission, serve at the pleasure of the Commission for four-year terms, and are eligible for reappointment.

ORTAC is advisory to the Commission and the Department on subjects related to non-motorized recreational trails.  They advise on the development of trails and the Statewide Trails Plan to ensure trails are established both near the urban areas of this state and to the highly scenic areas more remotely located. 
 
ORTAC designates state significant trails to highlight the best urban and scenic trails in Oregon. Members of the Council may serve on a variety of other OPRD committees responsible for reviewing grant-funding proposals and developing statewide plans.

2017 DOUG NEWMAN AWARD

Lifetime Professional Achievement Award
Steve Gulgren, Tualatin Hill Park and Recreation District Superintendent of Design and Development, was awarded the 2017 Doug Newman Award for Lifetime Professional Achievement.

Steve is a planner for Tualatin Hills PRD and led the planning, design and construciton of more miles of new trail than any other individual in the Portland metropolitan region.  His prolific portfolio of nearly 100 successful projects includes 13 new regional trail projects.

Steve's work has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Oregon residents, and will continue to do so for generations to come.

His leadership and statewide impact on trails is extensive and will last well beyond his active professional life.  He worked to connect communities and educate the public as to why such actions are critical.  He helped lay the groundwork that will outlive us all. 

2018 MEETING SCHEDULE

TENTATIVE Quarterly Meetings:
January 10     Cascade Locks -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda
April 20           Klamath Falls -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda
July                                                           -- Agenda
October                                                    -- Agenda


2017 MEETING SCHEDULE

Quarterly Meetings:
January 27     Coos Bay -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda
April 21           Newberg -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda
July 21            Astoria -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda
October 26     Bend -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda


2016 MEETING SCHEDULE

Quarterly Meetings:
February 12    Salem -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda
July 22            Salem -- 9am-5pm -- Agenda
October 14     Joseph -- 9am-4pm -- Agenda

 
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Interested in joining ORTAC? Fill out the following form:

2017 ORTAC Interest Form

Send form to:

David L. Stipe, OPRD Planning + Design Manager