Board of Directors

Conservation Districts are local units of government with elected boards of seven directors. Five directors are elected from specific zones (see map below or view a Google map of director zones) and two directors are elected “at large” from anywhere in the District. Directors serve four-year terms. Board officers occupy four positions: the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.


0Jan LeeMember2016At large Director
0Roger FantzMember2014At large Director
1Jesse NelsonTreasurer2014Boring, Sandy and our northeast county area
2Ron ObergChair2016Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Clackamas County urban/rural interface
3Jeff BeckerMember2016Canby and surrounding area
4Joan ZuberVice Chair2014Molalla and south Clackamas County
5Don GuttridgeSecretary2014Estacada and central/east Clackamas County

Note: The Zone 3 position was filled in February 2014 through appointment by the Board of Directors, pursuant to ORS 568.560(8). As noted in ORS 568.560(9), the person in that position must stand for election in fall 2014, with the term expiring in 2016.

Associate Directors

The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District also encourages participation from associate directors. Non-voting associates generally have specific expertise that helps inform the Board of Directors. Interested in learning more? Contact us!

Lowell Hanna20152
PK Melethil20152
Jim Toops20154

Interactive zone map

View Clackamas County SWCD Board Director Zone Map in a larger map

Powers and duties of Directors

General powers of the District Directors are defined in Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 568 in ORS 568.550 and ORS 568.552. (A more attractive presentation of ORS 568 is available at Read about functions and duties of District Directors on our website.


Unless otherwise announced, the Board of Directors meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the District office, located at 221 Molalla Ave. Suite 102, Oregon City, Oregon. All meetings are open to the public.

Meeting minutes

Meeting minutes are available in our online Library or at the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District office.

The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the District. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.