About the State Land Board
Since statehood in 1859, the Land Board has been composed of the Governor (chair), Secretary of State and State Treasurer. Governor Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon's 38th Governor on February 18, 2015. Brown was elected Oregon's Secretary of State in 2008, and previously served in the Oregon Legislature for 17 years (1991-2008), where she became Oregon's first woman to serve as the Senate Majority Leader. Secretary of State Bev Clarno was appointed in March 2019. A former state legislator, Clarno was in 1988 elected to the Oregon House of Representatives, serving four terms, and was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 2000. During her tenure in the legislature, she was Speaker of the House and Senate Republican Leader. State Treasurer Tobias Read was elected in 2016, after serving in the Oregon House of Representatives starting in 2006. During his tenure, Read was elected Speaker Pro Tempore and served on the Joint Committee on Ways and Means. In 2015, Read was a chief sponsor of the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan, a state-sponsored program that launched in 2017.
Oregon's Constitution directs the Land Board to manage lands under its jurisdiction to obtain the greatest benefit for the people of Oregon, consistent with resource conservation and sound land management. The board oversees the Common School Fund and state lands dedicated to providing revenue for the fund.
State Land Board meetings and documents