The Oregon Sustainability Board (OSB) was created in 2001 and encourages activities that best sustain, protect and enhance the environment, economy and community for the present and future benefit of Oregonians. Appointed by the Governor, members represent a variety of stakeholders across the State of Oregon.
The Legislature adopted the Oregon Sustainability Act (ORS 184.421-435), which established the state's overall sustainability policy. The legislation created the OSB and established legislative goals for the Board, and more generally for state government around sustainability. Subsequent executive orders and communications from the Governor directed the Board to oversee, review and approve sustainability plans developed by state agencies.
The Board, which meets quarterly, is actively involved in the oversight of agency sustainability plans and initiatives, as well as statewide projects working to enhance the environment, economy and community.