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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 two are “at-large” positions. Zoned directors live in the district zone they represent and all directors must be registered to vote in 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