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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 FantzMember2018At large Director
1Jesse NelsonTreasurer2018Boring, Sandy and our northeast county area
2Ron ObergMember2016Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Clackamas County urban/rural interface
3Jeff BeckerChair2016Canby and surrounding area
4Joan ZuberVice Chair2018Molalla and south Clackamas County
5Don GuttridgeSecretary2018Estacada and central/east Clackamas County

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
Jim Johnson20172
PK Melethil20152
Jim Toops20154

Interactive zone 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 http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/chapter/568.) 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 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.