About the State Land Board
Since statehood in 1859, the Land Board has been composed of Oregon's Governor (chair), Secretary of State and State Treasurer.
Governor Tina Kotek was sworn in as Oregon’s 39th Governor on January 9, 2023. First elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2006, Kotek served as Speaker of the House from 2013 to 2022 – the longest-serving speaker in Oregon history.
Secretary of State Shemia Fagan first entered public service in 2011 when she was elected to the David Douglas School Board. Secretary Fagan then served in the Oregon House and Senate before she was elected Oregon's 29th Secretary of State in 2020.
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.
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