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Land Conservation and Development Comm.
Oregon's High Desert
About LCDC 
Oregon´s seven-member Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), assisted by DLCD, adopts state land-use goals and implements rules, assures local plan compliance with the goals, coordinates state and local planning, and manages the coastal zone program.
The Commissioners are unpaid citizen volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms and may not serve for more than two full terms.
The statute establishing the Commission, ORS 197.030, also directs that the members be representative of certain regions of the state, and that there be a current or former elected official of a city and a county.
The Commission meets every other month to direct the work of DLCD.
For information on Commission meetings (dates, locations, agendas, audio), please go to the ´Meetings ´ page.
The Commission is appointed by the Governor. To learn how to apply, please visit Executive Appointments and How to Apply on the Governor's Office web site.
To review the requirements for LCDC appointments see ORS 197.030.

Link to Meetings Page
To view LCDC meeting agendas and minutes, please go here.

Current Members
Occupation  Phone/FAX/E-Mail  Term 
Sherman Lamb
224 Willow Way
Talent, OR 97540
Vineyard Consultant/Tax Consultant

Southern Oregon




Barton Eberwein
3161 NW Cumberland Rd.
Portland, OR 97210
Construction Executive

Metro Area

Work: 503-221-8959


Catherine Morrow
PO Box 1721, Bend, OR 97709 


Eastern Oregon



Robin McArthur
5110 SW Landing, No. 301, Portland, OR 97239
More than 30yrs of land use, transportation, and development experience working at local, state, regional and federal levels of government.

Willamette Valley


Greg Macpherson
Stoel Rives LLP
900 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 2600
Portland, OR 97204

Metro Area

Work: 503-294-9205

3/1/13 – 2/28/17 

Jerry Lidz
1931 Moss St
Eugene, OR

Willamette Valley



Melissa Cribbins
410 Date Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420
Coos County Commissioner
Work: 541-396-7539
 1st term

Citizen Involvement Guidelines
On April 23, 2004, LCDC approved the Citizen Involvement Guidelines for Policy Development.
The purpose of these guidelines is "to provide and promote clear procedures for public involvement in the development of Commission policy on land use."
To view these guidelines, please click on the link below:

Local Officials Advisory Committee (LOAC)
ORS 197.165 established the Local Officials Advisory Committee (LOAC) in order to promote "understanding and cooperation between the Land Conservation and Development Commission and local governments . . ."
LOAC members are city and county elected officials appointed by LCDC from around the state. By statute, the committee´s charge is "to advise and assist the commission (LCDC) on its policies and programs affecting local governments."
For information on LOAC meetings (dates, locations, agendas, minutes), please go to the ´Meetings´ page.
For more information on LOAC, please go to the 'LOAC' page.
The staff contact for the committee is Amie Abbott (503) 373-0050 x271.

Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC)
ORS 197.160 established the state´s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC) to advise the Land Conservation and Development Commission and local governments on matters pertaining to citizen involvement.
Every city and county plan in Oregon includes a citizen involvement program which describes how the public can participate in each phase of the planning process. Local governments periodically evaluate their efforts to involve citizens, and, if necessary, update their programs.
For information on CIAC meetings (dates, locations, agendas, minutes), please go to the ´Meetings´ page.
For more information on CIAC, please go to the 'CIAC' page.
The staff contact for the committee is Bob Rindy (503) 373-0050 x229.