How the Board Works
What Does the Board Do?
The board sets the direction of the district through the development and/or oversight of the strategic plan, biennial work plan, and district policies, with input from the district manager and staff. The board and staff enjoy a great working relationship that ensures natural resource stewardship programs and projects are available to all Jackson County citizens. Find more information about Oregon SWCD board duties here.
How is the Board Structured?
In order to represent the varied interests of Jackson County, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has identified five district zones (see map below). Five board positions represent these zones and there are two additional "at large" positions. Zone directors must own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the district; zone directors may either reside within the zone that is represented or own or manage 10 or more acres within the zone that is represented. All directors must be registered to vote and live within Jackson County. Board members are elected by the voters of Jackson County and serve a 4-year term before the position is open for re-election. -Summarized from ORS 568.560
There may be additional associate or emeritus directors who serve on the board but do not vote on board decisions; these directors are appointed by the elected directors.