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State Land Board

Secretary Fagan, Goveror Kate Brown, Treasurer Tobias ReadEstablished by the Oregon Constitution in 1859, the State Land Board oversees the Common School Fund, which sends millions of dollars every year to Oregon’s K-12 public schools. The Land Board has been composed of the Governor, Secretary of State, and State Treasurer throughout its history:

The State Land Board oversees the Department of State Lands and meets regularly to make decisions regarding school lands and Oregon-owned waterways, and to provide direction on Department operations. 

Land Board Meetings

The State Land Board meets the second Tuesday of February, June, and October. Additional meetings are held as needed in April, August, and December. During the meetings, the Land Board considers actions related to the lands and waters under its jurisdiction, such as property authorizations, transactions, and management of the Common School Fund.
Meetings begin at 10 a.m. and are held in Salem at the Department of State Lands, unless otherwise noted. Changes to meeting dates or times are listed here. Meeting agendas and materials are posted one week prior to the meeting date.

  • June 11, 2024 - Hybrid meeting
  • August 13, 2024 - Meeting will take place at the South Slough Reserve Visitor's Center (61907 Seven Devils Rd., Charleston, OR 97420)
  • October 8, 2024 - Hybrid meeting
  • December 10, 2024 - Hybrid meeting (tentative)
Watch a livestream of the meeting or recording of past meetings on our YouTube channel.

The State Land Board places great value on hearing directly from community members. Testimony may be spoken during Land Board meetings (online or in-person) and/or submitted in writing for consent and action agenda items. ​See our Land Board testimony guidelines (PDF) for more information.

Written Testimony
Written testimony may be submitted to​. Testimony received by 10 a.m. on the Monday before the meeting will be provided to the Land Board in advance and posted on the meeting website.

Spoken Testimony
Advanced signup is required for the public to provide spoken testimony (in-person or by Zoom video/phone) at Land Board meetings. Sign up by emailing by 10 a.m. the Monday before the meeting.

Meeting Materials

State Land Board meeting materials from the last two years can be found below. Contact Arin Smith at for archived meeting materials.

Land Board Awards

Every year the State Land Board Awards recognize projects and partners for their exceptional contributions to thriving Oregon waterways, wetlands, and lands. Since 2004, the Land Board has presented more than 40 awards, recognizing extraordinary efforts in every region of Oregon. Learn more about how to nominate a project or partner for an award, and see past awardees here.


Arin Smith, Executive Assistant and Land Board Secretary