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OPRD seeks to fill two ATV Advisory Committee positions

Sept. 26, 2017

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is recruiting volunteers for two positions within the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee (ATV-AC). These successful candidates will also serve on the ATV Grant Subcommittee.

Current vacancies include active representatives within the following disciplines:
> Class II ATV Representative (Sand rails and four wheel drive vehicles, such as Jeeps, trucks and SUVs)
> Class III ATV Representative (Off-road motorcycles)

The Oregon Legislature established the ATV Advisory Committee in 2010 and tasked it with the following duties: reviewing accidents and fatalities resulting from ATV recreation; reviewing changes to statutory vehicle classifications as necessary for safety considerations; reviewing safety features of all classes of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) and recommending appropriate safety requirements to protect child operators and riders of OHVs.

The successful candidate will also serve on the ATV Grant Committee, which is responsible for reviewing and recommending funding of grants in support of ATV recreational activities statewide. Grant projects include operations and maintenance; law enforcement; emergency medical services; land acquisition; and planning and development. Approximately 60 applications need to be reviewed every other year. Computer access and experience is mandatory. Knowledge of OHV riding areas throughout Oregon is beneficial.

The ATV Advisory Committee meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state to advise OPRD regarding ATV issues relating to safety and vehicle classifications. The ATV Grant Subcommittee also meets as needed up to four times per year at locations throughout the state, including field trips.

The Committee Interest Form is available through a link under ATV Committees within the menu section located online at oregonohv.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Nov. 3, 2017.

For more information, contact Jeff Trejo at jeff.trejo@oregon.gov or 503-986-0585.