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,
Director Brenda Ortigoza Bateman, Ph.D.
During Dr. Brenda Bateman's 30-year career, she has served in strategic planning, implementation, and management roles, with a focus on natural resources policy. She serves on the Governor's Climate Cabinet and is a Governor-appointee to the Oregon Geographic Information Council (OGIC). Previously, she served as the Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Director for Operations at Business Oregon and as Science Chief and Senior Policy Advisor at the Oregon Water Resources Department, co-authoring the 2012 and 2017 versions of Oregon's Integrated Water Resources Strategy. As past president of the American Water Resources Association, she represents the association internationally in venues such as the World Water Forum and World Water Congress. She has a doctorate in public policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and master's and bachelor's degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.