The Soil and Water Conservation Commission provides assistance and direction to Oregon's 45 conservation districts and advises and develops policy with the department in the administration of its duties. To assist with this advisory role, the chair of the commission, by statute, is also a member of the State Board of Agriculture. The commission also has a major role in overseeing the SWCD support grant.

Soil and Water Conservation Commission members

Barbara Boyer

Location: McMinnville, Oregon
Position: Chair
Term Expires: November 2020
Lower Willamette Area, representing: Benton SWCD, Douglas SWCD, Lincoln SWCD, Polk SWCD, Siuslaw SWCD, Umpqua SWCD, and Yamhill SWCD. Phone: 503.472.5974. Email: gourmethay@onlinemac.com​.

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Jerry Ward

Location: Newberg, Oregon
Position: Vice Chair
Term Expires: June 2023
North Coast Area, representing: Clatsop SWCD, Columbia SWCD, Tillamook County SWCD, Tualatin SWCD, and West Multnomah SWCD​. Phone: 503.628.0691. Email: jw.dw1@frontier.com​.

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Ken Bailey

Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Term Expires: August 2023
Deschutes Area, representing: Crook County SWCD, Deschutes SWCD, Hood River SWCD, Jefferson County SWCD, Sherman County SWCD, and Wasco County SWCD​​​. Phone: 541.993.6556. Email: kenba@orchardview.com

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Jim Bob Collins

Location: Mitchell, Oregon
Term Expires: June 2022
John Day Area representing: Gilliam County SWCD, Grant SWCD, Harney SWCD, Monument SWCD, Morrow SWCD, Umatilla County SWCD, and Wheeler SWCD.

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Stan Dean

Location: Ashland, Oregon
Term Expires: June 2020
Southern Oregon Area, representing: Coos SWCD, Curry County SWCD, Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD, Illinois Valley SWCD, Jackson SWCD, Josephine SWCD, Klamath SWCD, and Lakeview SWCD. Phone: 530.902.7415. Email: stan.dean@jswcd.org.

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Gary Jensen

Location: Eugene, Oregon
Term Expires: July 2020
Upper Willamette Area, representing: Clackamas County SWCD East Multnomah SWCD, Linn SWCD, Marion SWCD, and Upper Willamette SWCD. Phone: 541.935.8653. Email: Treegary@aol.com​.

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Tim Kerns

Location: Haines, Oregon
Term Expires: June 2021
Eastern Oregon Area, representing: Baker Valley SWCD, Burnt River SWCD, Eagle Valley SWCD, Keating SWCD, Malheur SWCD, Union SWCD, and Wallowa SWCD. Phone: 541.856.3494. Email: takerns@bmi.net​.

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Soil and Water Conservation Commission advisors

Ron Alvarado
1201 NE Lloyd Blvd, Suite 900
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-414-3200 
Jan Lee
338 Hawthorne Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-545-9420
Jeremy Baker
5211 N Williams Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503-935-5361
Sam Angima
126 Strand Ag Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-3742
Ryan Gordon
2600 State St., Building D
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-945-7493
Julie MacSwain
1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 900
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-414-3250
Vanessa Green
338 Hawthorne Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-362-1246
Courtney Shaff
775 Summer St. NE, Suite 360
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-0046
Ivan Gall
725 Summer St. NE, Suite A
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-0847
Terri Preeg Riggsby
2701 NW Vaughn St., Suite 450
Portland, OR 97210
Phone: 971-404-4909
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2019-21 SWCC Strategic Plan

Commission strategic plan


More info from ODA

​SWCC meetings​