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2019 Oregon Heritage Summit - Medford

Culture of Board Engagement, April 25-26 in Medford



Summit Information

Join us in Medford for the 2019 Oregon Heritage Summit, where we will examine the cycle of board leadership. The Summit will provide training and strategies on board recruitment, onboarding, support during service, and thoughtful exit strategies. When plans are in place and board expectations clear, your healthy board can fully focus on the business of strengthening Oregon's heritage.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Golden

Dr. Golden has more than 44 years of experience as an educational leader in Oregon. She is currently the first Professor of Practice at the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Formerly, she served as Oregon's Chief Education Officer and as the superintendent for the Springfield Public Schools.

Summit Facilitator: Marc Smiley

Marc Smiley is the Principal at Solid Ground Consulting and has been a consultant in Oregon for over 30 years, including extensive work with historic preservation groups. He brings a perspective of understanding and passion for effective community service to his work. Marc has written two books on effective nonprofits: Land Trust Boards: Preparing for Perpetuity, and Building the Foundation of Fundraising Success.

Preliminary Schedule 

Thursday, April 25

8:30 a.m. Committee Meetings

11:30 a.m. Summit Registration Opens

12:30 p.m. Summit Begins

4:00 p.m. Oregon Heritage Fellows Presentations

6:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m. Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards

Friday, April 26

8:30 a.m. Summit Resumes


12:00 p.m. Summit Ends


12:30 p.m. Heritage MentorCorps Meeting



 Registration will open in mid-February. Details coming soon.

Venue, Lodging & Parking


 2020 Heritage Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Heritage Conference in Corvallis: April 22-24, 2020!