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​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Soil and Water Conservation Commission provides assistance and direction to Oregon's 45 conservation d​​istricts and advises and develops policy with the department in the administration of its duties. To assist with this advisory role, the chair of the commission, by statute, is also a member of the State Board of Agriculture. The commission also has a major role in overseeing the SWCD support grant. 

Upcoming meetings

  • ​July 10, 2024: 1-4:30 p.m., at Curry Public Library​, 94341 Third St., Gold Beach​
  • July 11, 2024: 8:30-12:30, at Curry Public Library  ​
  • October 16, 2024: 1-5 p.m., Hood River Inn, 1108 E Marina Way, Hood River, ​after Oregon Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting

​​Meeting information​

​​SWCC members

See the SWCC District Map​ for the commissioner in your area. ​

Barbara Boyer

Location: McMinnville
Position: Chair
Term Expires: November 2024
Lower Willamette Area, representing: Benton SWCD, Douglas SWCD, Lincoln SWCD, Polk SWCD, Siuslaw SWCD, Umpqua SWCD, and Yamhill SWCD.

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Jerry Ward

Location: Newberg
Position: Vice Chair
Term Expires: June 2027
North Coast Area, representing: Clatsop SWCD, Columbia SWCD, Tillamook County SWCD, Tualatin SWCD, and West Multnomah SWCD​.

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James "Jim Bob" Collins

Location: Mitchell
Term Expires: July 2026
John Day Area representing: Gilliam County SWCD, Grant SWCD, Harney SWCD, Monument SWCD, Morrow SWCD, Umatilla County SWCD, and Wheeler SWCD.

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Stan Dean

Location: Ashland
Term Expires: June 2024
Southern Oregon Area, representing: Coos SWCD, Curry County SWCD, Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD, Illinois Valley SWCD, Jackson SWCD, Klamath SWCD, Lakeview SWCD, and Two Rivers SWCD.

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Al Hrynyshyn

Location: Junction City
Term Expires: July 2024
Upper Willamette Area, representing: Clackamas County SWCD East Multnomah SWCD, Linn SWCD, Marion SWCD, and Upper Willamette SWCD.

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Tim Kerns

Location: Haines
Term Expires: July 2025
Eastern Oregon Area, representing: Baker Valley SWCD, Burnt River SWCD, Eagle Valley SWCD, Keating SWCD, Malheur SWCD, Union SWCD, and Wallowa SWCD.

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Robin Vora

Location: Bend
Term Expires: August 2027
Deschutes Area, representing: Crook County SWCD, Deschutes SWCD, Hood River SWCD, Jefferson County SWCD, Sherman County SWCD, and Wasco County SWCD​​​.

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Karin Stutzman
SWCD Program Lead
Phone: 971-304-8312