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Oregon Sustainability Board (OSB)
The Oregon Sustainability Board (OSB) encourages activities that best sustain, protect and enhance the environment, economy and community for the present and future benefit of Oregonians.  The Governor appoints Board members who represent a variety of stakeholders within the state of Oregon.  

John D. Miller, Interim Chair, Wildwood/Mahonia

David Gremmels, President and Cheese-maker of Rogue Creamery located in Central Point (Jackson County).

Lori Hollingsworth, Owner of Back in Touch Massage in Lincoln City (Lincoln County).

Roje Gootee, Blue Mountain Forest Partners and Co-owne of Rush Creek Ranch in Grant County.

Laura Tu, Global Platform Enablement Manager, Nike Corporation.

Rory Schmick - Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs │ Pacific Natural Foods

Serena Dietrich - Uprooted from the Midwest to Oregon in 2005, Serena Dietrich joined Deschutes Brewery in 2013. She is currently responsible for advocating sustainability projects throughout the brewery and within the community. During this time at Deschutes, she has been enjoying and embracing the culture of beer in the organization and the industry. Serena received her Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) in Meteorology with a minor in Hydrology and Mathematics. Her lifelong commitment to the environment, and sustainable living in general, prompted her to move forward by completing an MBA in Sustainable Business in 2011 from Marylhurst University out of Portland, Oregon. Serena resides in Bend, Oregon with her loving husband, beautiful daughter, 2 active dogs, and 1 crazy cat. As a family, they enjoy all the wonderful activities that Oregon has to offer.

Mark Nystrom

2 Positions Vacant

Elin Shepard - Facilitator, Sr. Account Manager CLEAResult

Oregon Sustainability Board in Hood River, Oregon - November 2013 
In 2001, the legislature adopted the Oregon Sustainability Act (ORS 184.423), which established the state's overall sustainability policy.  Among other things, the legislation created the Oregon Sustainability Board and established legislative goals for state government around sustainability. In order to implement the act, Governor Kulongoski issued Executive Order 03-03 in June 2003 along with a letter of suggested agency actions, which directed the Sustainability Board to oversee the process for carrying out the Act.  The Executive Order specifically requests that the Board oversee development of sustainability plans by twenty state agencies.    A January 2013 memo from the Office of the Governor directed the Oregon Sustainability Board  to oversee agency implementation of sustainability related Executive orders and identify areas of joint interest and action with the Oregon Small Business Advisory Council and Environmental Justice Task Force.
Meeting Information (all PDF)


2016 Meeting Schedule

2015 ​ ​ ​ ​

​Meeting Date ​Location ​Agenda ​Minutes
​January 16, 2015 Tualitin / Pacific Foods Agenda Minutes
March 19 & 20, 2015
Medford / Rogue Creamery Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2015
Salem / Agenda Minutes
September 17 & 18, 2015
Warm Springs Agenda Minutes
November 6, 2015​ ​Salem Agenda​​
Minutes are published and posted once approved by the Board​ ​ ​ ​
Board Publications

Report to the 2005 Legislative Assembly (pdf)  and Letter  
Report to the 2009 Legislative Assembly (pdf)
Report to the 2011 Legislative Assembly (pdf)
Report to the 2011 Legisaltive Assembly on SB 513 (pdf)
Report to the 2013 Legislative Assembly (pdf)

Presentations to the Board (.pdf files)
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (9/17/2015)
Hatchery Reform and our Pacific Region Hational Fish Hatcheries (9/17/2015)
DEQ/OSB Partnership Projects (11/21/214) - David Allway)
olumbia Gorge College Presentation (11/07/2013)
Farmer's Conservation Alliance (11/07/2013)
Sustainability: Through the Lens of Public Opinion - Policy Interactive (11/09/2012)
Follow up answers to OSB from Sarah Jo Chaplen (11/09/2012)
Forest Biomass Summary (11/09/2012)
Forest Biomass Strategy (11/09/2012)
Legal Guardianship Framework - Draft (11/09/2012)

Board Projects

Sustainability and Education

Climate Change and Community Activities

Sustainability in Government

Environmental Footprinting of Products and Materials

Board Photo Page
Sustainability Awards and other Board Activities

Governor's Sustainability Awards

 The Governor's Sustainability Awards Program is intended to promote and advance the inclusion of sustainable practices in government and the private sector. Sustainable practices are broadly defined as those that strive to optimize an organization's financial, environmental and social performance.

2014 Governor's Sustainability Award Winners:

Tofurky Turtle Island Foods, Hood River Oregon -

Oregon Department of Corrections (ODoC) -