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State Land Board Meeting Summary - April 9, 2012
The eighth annual State Land Board Awards were presented to the Eugene Water and Electric Board: Wetland Project Award for the Roosevelt Operations Center Wetland Mitigation Site; and the City of Eugene: Steam Project Award for Delta Ponds Side-Channel Habitat Enhancement.

Consent Agenda

The Land Board approved the consent agenda.

Informational Agenda

Common School Fund: Mike Mueller, interim chief investment officer at the Office of the State Treasurer, presented the annual report on the performance of the Common School Fund for calendar year 2011. John Meier, managing director for Strategic Investment Solutions, Inc., gave a presentation on endowment funds’ investment and distribution models.
Louise Solliday initiated a policy discussion about the Common School Fund, providing an overview of inputs into the fund, key policy questions, desired outcomes, and policy options. Chuck Bennett of the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators provided testimony from the education beneficiaries’ viewpoint. The Land Board will review options and be asked to approve any changes in direction for managing, accounting for and making distributions to schools from the fund at their June 2012 meeting.