Section 1: Ex-officio members. The following persons shall have ex officio membership on the Council: Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture or a designated representative; Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife or a designated representative; the President of Portland State University or a designated representative; the administrative head of the Sea Grant Program at Oregon State University, or a designated representative; the State Forester or a designated representative; and the Director of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality or a designated representative.
Section 2: Appointed members. Additionally, the ex-officio members shall appoint a total of nine additional voting members. Appointments will represent a cross-section of Oregon agricultural, environmental, governmental, and business interests, such as tribes, local government, conservation groups, ports, and the pet, aquaculture, seed, nursery, and shipping industries.
Section 3: Terms. Appointed members shall each serve two-year terms, and individuals may serve up to two consecutive terms, subject to renewed appointment.
Section 4: New appointments. At least two months prior to the expiration of appointed member terms, the Chair shall invite nominations from the Oregon Invasive Species Council and other parties for new members or renewal of appointees eligible for a second consecutive term.
Section 5: Resignation and Removal. Resignation from the Oregon Invasive Species Council must be in writing and received by the Chair. An appointed member may be removed for excess absences or other reasons by a majority of the voting members.
Section 6: Incomplete terms. When an appointed member vacancy occurs through resignation or termination before the term expires, the ex-officio members shall appoint a new member representing a similar interest.