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.
The 2023 meeting schedule has been completed. The 2024 meeting schedule will be posted after it is finalized.
See the SWCC District Map for the commissioner in your area.
Term Expires: November 2024
Lower Willamette Area, representing: Benton SWCD, Douglas SWCD, Lincoln SWCD, Polk SWCD, Siuslaw SWCD, Umpqua SWCD, and Yamhill SWCD.
Position: Vice Chair
Term Expires: June 2027
North Coast Area, representing: Clatsop SWCD, Columbia SWCD, Tillamook County SWCD, Tualatin SWCD, and West Multnomah SWCD.
James "Jim Bob" Collins
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.
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.
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.
Term Expires: July 2025
Eastern Oregon Area,
representing: Baker Valley SWCD, Burnt River SWCD, Eagle Valley SWCD, Keating SWCD, Malheur SWCD, Union SWCD, and
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.