The Soil and Water Conservation Commission provides assistance and direction to Oregon's 45 conservation districts 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.
Soil and Water Conservation Commission members
Location: McMinnville, Oregon
Term Expires: November 2024
Lower Willamette Area, representing: Benton SWCD, Douglas SWCD, Lincoln SWCD, Polk SWCD, Siuslaw SWCD, Umpqua SWCD, and Yamhill SWCD. Phone: 503.472.5974. Email: email@example.com.
Location: Newberg, Oregon
Position: Vice Chair
Term Expires: June 2023
North Coast Area, representing: Clatsop SWCD, Columbia SWCD, Tillamook County SWCD, Tualatin SWCD, and West Multnomah SWCD. Phone: 503.628.0691. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Term Expires: August 2023
Deschutes Area, representing: Crook County SWCD, Deschutes SWCD, Hood River SWCD, Jefferson County SWCD, Sherman County SWCD, and Wasco County SWCD. Phone: 541.993.6556. Email: email@example.com
Jim Bob Collins
Location: Mitchell, Oregon
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.
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Term Expires: June 2024
Southern Oregon Area, representing: Coos SWCD, Curry County SWCD, Fort Rock/Silver Lake SWCD, Illinois Valley SWCD, Jackson SWCD, Josephine SWCD, Klamath SWCD, and Lakeview SWCD. Phone: 530.902.7415. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Junction City, Oregon
Term Expires: July 2024
Upper Willamette Area, representing: Clackamas County SWCD
East Multnomah SWCD, Linn SWCD, Marion SWCD, and
Upper Willamette SWCD. Phone: 385.329.9025. Email: email@example.com.
Location: Haines, Oregon
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. Phone: 541.856.3494. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.