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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


General Information
Phone: 503-373-0050

Esther Johnson
Executive Assistant to the Director and Commission
Phone: 503-934-0045

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