The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), with support from the department, consults with and receives feedback and recommendations from a number of different advisory committees. Some advisory committees are statutorily required, and some are engaged by the department to provide feedback on specific issues or rulemaking efforts.
*All advisory committee meetings are open to the public.
*All advisory committee meetings are noticed in the News & Announcements section of our homepage.
Committees Required by Statute
Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC)
Goal 1 of the statewide land use planning program is to increase the public's understanding of and involvement in land use planning. Required in ORS 197.030, the commission's Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC) makes recommendations to the commission and local governments to help improve public involvement in land use matters across the state. Visit the CIAC page to learn more about the committee.
Local Officials Advisory Committee (LOAC)
LOAC provides advice to the department and LCDC from a local government perspective in regard to statewide land use policy issues and agency priorities, as required in ORS 197.165. Visit the LOAC page to learn more about the committee.
Grants Advisory Committee
The Grants Advisory Committee, provides oversight and recommendations to the department and commission on matters related to the General Fund Grants Program, per ORS 197.639. Visit the Grants Advisory Committee page to learn more about the committee.
Ocean Policy Advisory Council
OPAC members include voting members appointed by the Governor that represent ocean users, local governments, and other interested parties, as well as seven state agencies, Oregon Sea Grant, and other non-voting members. The DLCD provides staff support to the OPAC, which meets twice a year. Visit www.oregonocean.info/opac to learn more about the Council.
Rulemaking Advisory Committees
In ORS 183.333, the legislative assembly requires state agencies to include the public in the development of public policy and drafting rules whenever possible. This is accomplished through the use of a rulemaking advisory committee. The committee appointed must represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by the rule. DLCD uses a list of interested parties to invite RAC participation and comments on rulemaking activities.
To see a list of RACs engaged in rulemaking visit our Current Rulemaking page.