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Land Conservation and Development Commission

About the Commission

Oregon's Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), assisted by the department, adopts state land-use goals and implements rules, assures local plan compliance with the goals, coordinates state and local planning, and oversees the coastal zone management program.

The seven commissioners are unpaid citizen volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms and may not serve for more than two full terms. The statute establishing the commission, ORS 197.030, requires the members be representative of certain regions of the state. At least one member must be or have been an elected city official in Oregon and at least one member must be an elected county official at the time of appointment.

Commission Meetings

The commission meets approximately four times a year to conduct its business and direct the work of the department. The commission holds some meetings at the DLCD Salem office, and hosts several meetings each year in different areas of the state.

View Meeting Agendas and Materials

Commission Members

How to Interact with the Commission

The commission places great value on information received from the public. If you wish to give testimony on any topic, including items not on the agenda, please sign up on the sheets provided at the meeting. A designated public comment time takes place near the beginning of the meeting. If there is time the commission typically allows people to provide comment on specific agenda items at the time they are presented.

People wishing to testify or otherwise present information to the commission are encouraged to:

  1. Provide written summaries of information to the commission (10 copies);
  2. Limit testimony to three (3) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information;
  3. Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and
  4. Groups or organizations wishing to testify should designate one spokesperson whenever possible.

Because of the uncertain length of time needed, the commission may address an item at any time in the meeting. Anyone wishing to be heard on an item without a set time should arrive when the meeting begins to avoid missing an item of interest. Topics not on the agenda may be introduced and discussed during the Director's Report, Commission Business and Reports, or Other.

Written public comments delivered to the Commission Assistant at least 15 days prior to the meeting can be copied and distributed to the commission.

To submit comments electronically, please email the Commission Assistant at:​

To mail in comments, please use this address:

Land Conservation and Development Commission
Attn: Denise Johnson​, Commission Assistant
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
635 Capitol Street NE, Ste. 150
Salem, OR 97301

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, please make requests at least three working days​ before the meeting to Denise Johnson at 971-375-1864​​,​​, or by TTY: Oregon Relay Services (800) 735-2900.

The commission has added the option of testifying by videoconference when the commission is holding a travelling meeting outside the Willamette Valley. The videoconferencing will be available at the department's office in Salem: Basement Hearing Room, 635 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.

Please note that the quality of video technology is not guaranteed. In addition, written testimony will only be provided electronically. Therefore, if your testimony is critical, please plan to attend the meeting in person.

Interested in serving on the Commission?

The commission is appointed by the Governor. To learn how to apply, please visit the Apply for an Appointment page on the Governor's Office web site. To review the requirements for LCDC appointments see ORS 197.030.

Related Information

Current Rulemaking
2021-2023 Updated Policy Agenda
Advisory Committees
Land Use Decisions Under Review
Enforcement Proceedings


Denise Johnson
Commission Assistant
Phone: 971-375-1864

DLCD Salem Office
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR, 97301-2540