Director Positions Open for Election

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will have three Board member positions open for election this fall. The positions open include:

Zone 2 representing Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Clackamas County urban/rural interface
Zone 3 representing Canby and the surrounding area
At-Large 1 representing the entire county

(View a Google map of director zones.)

Director Requirements and Eligibility

According to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 568.560(3) Director Requirements and Eligibility, there are two types of director positions available on local SWCD boards; zone and at -large positions. Check with the Clackamas SWCD office to determine if you are eligible for an at -large position or a zone position. ODA will review the information provided on the Declaration of Candidacy form to ensure the candidate qualifies for the position.

A. At-large director requirements:

  • Must reside within the boundaries of the conservation district; and
  • Be a registered voter.
    There are no land ownership or management requirements for at-large positions.

B. Zone director requirements: two options are available to an individual.

Option #1:

  • Own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the district by:

a) Reside within the zone that is represented, and own or manage 10 or more acres in the
conservation district boundaries; or
b) Reside within the conservation district boundaries, and own or manage 10 or more acres within the zone that is being represented.

  • Be involved in the active management of the property.
  • Reside within the boundaries of the district.
  • Be a registered voter.

OR

Option #2:

  • Reside within the zone that is represented.
  • Have served at least one year as a director or associate director of a district.
  • Have a conservation plan approved by the district.
  • Be a registered voter.

Find Out More

To learn about the Soil and Water Conservation District election process and download forms go to the Oregon Department of Agriculture website.

To find out whether you are eligible for a zone or at-large position call the District office at 503-210-6000.

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