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SB 839 Governance Task Force


Katie Fast 
Oregon Farm Bureau 

Dave Filippi
Stoel Rives

Patrick Griffiths
City of Bend

Teresa Huntsinger
Oregon Environmental Council

Mark Landauer
Special Districts Association of Oregon
Janet Neuman
Tonkon Torp

Kimberley Priestley
WaterWatch of Oregon 

Eric Quaempts 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Amanda Rich
The Nature Conservancy

Gil Riddell
Association of Oregon Counties

Tracy Rutten
League of Oregon Cities 

April Snell
Oregon Water Resources Congress 

Jeff Stone
Oregon Association of Nurseries

Brad Taylor
Eugene Water and Electric Board

Chris Taylor
West Coast Infrastructure Exchange 

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Purposes and Outcomes

Purpose:  SB 839 directs the Governor to appoint a task force to review the structure of the decision-making process required in the bill including: (1) the appropriate role of the state in providing loan and grant funding for multipurpose water development, and (2) the decision-making process for the allocation of newly developed water from projects where the uses of the water were not specified in the funding application.

Outcomes:  The task force will submit its report and recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.
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Task Force Agenda Meeting Materials Audio​ ​Date Room Location
​Combined Kick-off Agenda ​PDF ​MP3 ​Fri, Aug.15, 2014 ​Room 124- 1st floor lobby​
​Meeting Minutes
Combined ​Thu, Oct. 30, 2014 ​​3rd Floor - check-in with reception
​Governance ​Fri, Nov. 14, 2014 ​3rd Floor - check-in with reception


All meetings will start at 8:00 am and will be located:

The Oregon Water Resources Department
North Mall Office Building
725 Summer St. NE, Suite A
Salem, Oregon 97301

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