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Land Conservation and Development Commission

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) provides policy direction for the land use planning program and oversees DLCD operations. For more information about LCDC, click here.

About Director Jim RuePortrait photograph of Jim rue, Director

Jim Rue is the Director of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. Prior to joining DLCD in October of 2009, he spent 10 years working to reclaim and remediate the Ross Island complex of islands in Portland, eventually arranging a donation to the City of Portland.

Rue is the third generation of his family to own and operate a small farm in Silverton, Oregon where he currently resides with his wife. He has a Master of Forest Science and a Master of Business Administration from Yale University.

DLCD Locations

In order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has closed its offices to the general public and DLCD staff will be following social distancing measures outlined in Governor Brown's Executive Order No. 20-12. Please be advised that it may take longer than usual to receive a response. Please contact our staff by email or phone.

Main Office
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301-2540
Phone: 503-373-0050
Fax: 503-378-5518

Portland Field Office
​800 NE Oregon St.
Portland, OR 97232

Central Oregon Field Office (co-located with RSC)
1011 SW Emkay Dr., Suite 108
Bend, OR 97702

Newport Field Office
810 SW Alder St. Unit B
Newport, OR 97365

South Willamette Valley Field Office (co-located with RSC)
c/o University of Oregon
720 E. 13th Ave., Suite 304
Eugene, OR 97401

North Coast Field Office (co-located with RSC)
c/o Tillamook Bay Community College
4301 Third St., Rm. 206
Tillamook, OR 97141

Eastern Oregon Field Office (co-located with RSC)
Eastern Oregon University
Badgley Hall, Rm. 233A
La Grande, OR 97850

Portland Metro Field Office (co-located with RSC)
c/o Portland State University, Market Center Building
1600 NW Fourth Ave., Suite 109
Portland, OR 97201

​Southern Oregon Field Office (co-located with RSC)
c/o Southern Oregon University Jobs Council
100 E. Main St., Suite A
Medford, OR 97501

**RSC = Regional Solutions Center



General Information
Phone: 503-373-0050

Esther Johnson
Executive Assistant to the Director and Commission
Phone: 503-383-8911

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