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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.
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.
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:
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 10 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 CommissionAttn: Jan Guerrero, Commission AssistantOregon Department of Land Conservation and Development635 Capitol Street NE, Ste. 150Salem, OR 97301
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.
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
Current Rulemaking2021-2023 Updated Policy AgendaAdvisory CommitteesLand Use Decisions Under ReviewEnforcement Proceedings
Jan GuerreroExecutive Assistant to the Director & Commissionjan.firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 971-718-3230
DLCD Salem Office 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150 Salem, OR, 97301-2540
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