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.

Contact individual Board members below or from our Contact Us page.


0Jan LeeMember2016At large Director
0Roger FantzTreasurer2018At large Director
1Jesse NelsonVice Chair2018Boring, Sandy and our northeast county area
2Ron ObergMember2016Oregon City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Clackamas County urban/rural interface
3Jeff BeckerChair2016Canby and surrounding area
4Joan ZuberMember2018Molalla and south Clackamas County
5Don GuttridgeSecretary2018Estacada and central/east Clackamas County

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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
Mark Sytsma20182
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 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.