Seeking Citizens for Budget Committee Work

Because the Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District receives a portion of property taxes as approved by voters, we are required to have a budget committee. Under Oregon’s Local Budget Law, our budget committee is made up of our board of directors and the same number of citizens.


We anticipate holding two budget committee meetings. Each public meeting takes a few hours. The budget committee receives the budget message, reviews the proposed budget, and approves a version to send to the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors may amend the approved budget before final adoption.

Would you like to serve?

If you’d like to be considered to serve as a citizen representative on the District’s budget committee, please send a letter of interest to the District Manager by February 8, 2013.

Citizen representatives on the Committee

In 2012, we appointed three new members, and three other members completed their terms.

Budget Committee 2012 (active)

NameTerm endsBackground pertinent to Budget Committee work
John Borden2012State agency-level experience.
John Martinson2012Private citizen with great attention to detail.
Rennie Squier2012Previous cooperator who manages a farm.
Jeff Becker2014Board member of the Oregon City Farmers Market.
Mike Dillard2014Past District board member, operates nursery.
Jim Toops2014Previous cooperator, familiar with how the District operates.
Citizen representatives on the 2012 budget committee

Our six Board members are also on the Committee

ZoneNameBiographyRoleTerm expiresRepresents
0Jan LeeBiographyMember2024At-large Director
0Roger FantzBiographyTreasurer2022At-large Director
1Jesse NelsonBiographyVice Chair2022Boring, Sandy and our northeast county area
2Jim JohnsonBiographyMember2024Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Clackamas County urban/rural interface
3Jeff BeckerBiographyChair2024Canby and surrounding area
4Joan ZuberBiographyMember2022Molalla and southwest Clackamas County
5Don GuttridgeBiographySecretary2022Estacada and central/east Clackamas County


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