District committees

The Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District uses committees to review policies and procedures and to provide recommendations for actions and improvements. In most cases, each committee makes recommendations to the District Manager who reviews the recommendations and then makes final recommendations to the Board of Directors.

At this time, the District has twelve committees:

Standing committees vs. as-needed committees

These are divided into two groups: standing committees, and as-needed committees. Standing committees work throughout the year on issues important to Clackamas SWCD. As-needed committees have either completed their work or their work only comes up once a year; the Chair reactivates such committees when needed.

Standing committees

  • Building Committee
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Committee
  • Eagle Creek Community Forest Advisory Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Working Lands and Natural Lands Protection Committee

As-needed committees

  • Budget Committee
  • Farmers Market Grant Review Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Watershed Council Grant Review Committee



Standing committees

Building Committee

The Building Committee advises the General Manager on policy and projects relating to the operation of the Conservation Resource Center located in Beavercreek, OR.
NameRole
Don GuttridgeCommittee Chair
Roger FantzMember
Jesse NelsonMember
Jason FauceraMember

Eagle Creek Community Forest Advisory Committee

The Eagle Creek Community Forest Advisory Committee meets quarterly to guide the District in the creation of a community forest plan for the 319 acre forest property located in Eagle Creek, OR.
NAMEBACKGROUND PERTINENT TO COMMITTEE WORK
Glenn AhrensOSU Extension, Forestry
Dave BugniNeighbor, Friends of Eagle Creek
Roger FantzClackamas SWCD Director
Rob GuttridgeForest Landowner
Jan LeeClackamas SWCD Director
Cheryl McGinnisClackamas River Basin Council
Cory QuesadaPortland General Electric
Mark ShawClackamas County Parks & Forests
Dave StewartOregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee advises the General Manager on financial policies and procedures.
NameRole
Roger FantzCommittee Chair
Jan LeeMember
Nathan TuckerMember (District staff)

Safety and Wellness Committee

The Safety and Wellness Committee monitors working conditions, investigates accidents, and advises the General Manager on actions that will protect the health and safety of all people in our workplace. Chairing the committee rotates on a voluntary basis.
NameRole
Christopher LappChair, District staff
Justin CooleyMember, District staff
Tami GuttridgeMember, District staff
Jason FauceraMember, District staff
Lisa KildersMember, District staff

Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee advises the District Manager on development of personnel policies, and the implementation of personnel policies. The Committee also makes recommendations to the District Manager regarding changes in employee positions and salary administration.
NameRole
Jeff BeckerCommittee Chair
Jesse NelsonMember
Joan ZuberMember


Working Lands and Natural Lands Protection Committee

The Working Lands Committee advises the General Manager on policy and projects relating to the conservation of working lands (farms, fields, and forests).
NameRole
Jim JohnsonMember
Jan LeeCommittee Chair
Jason FauceraMember
Jesse NelsonMember
P.K. MelethilMember




As-needed committees

Beavercreek Demonstration Farm Use Guidelines Committee

The Beavercreek Demonstration Farm Use Guidelines Committee advises the General Manager on policies relating to the use of the Beavercreek Farm by other groups.
NameRole
Jeff BeckerCommittee Chair
Don GuttridgeMember

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee consists of all seven Board directors plus an equal number of citizen-electors from the community with serve. This table shows the citizen-electors on the Budget Committee. (Updated March 16, 2022)
NameTerm endsBackground pertinent to Budget Committee work
John Borden2024Previous experience with natural resources agencies at the state level.
Michael Weinberg2022Emeritus director, Former board director.
Steve Fedje2023Retired NRCS conservationist familiar with federal Farm Bill programs.
Terry Muilenburg2022Christmas tree grower.
Rennie Squier2024Farm operator, also on the Farm Service Agency County Committee.
Dave Bugni
2023Retired engineer, conservationist, member of Eagle Creek Community Forest Advisory Committee
PK Melethil2024Associate director, local business owner

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee may meet to discuss time-sensitive issues, and may take action on behalf of the Board of Directors between regular meetings. Because the committee includes a quorum of board directors, and because the committee can take action on behalf of the entire board, such meetings are held as open public meetings.
NameRole
Jeff BeckerCommittee Chair
Roger FantzMember
Don GuttridgeMember
Jesse NelsonMember

Master Plan Evaluation Committee

The Master Plan Evaluation Committee makes recommendations about the District's Master Plan to the General Manager.
NameRole
Jesse NelsonCommittee Chair
Don GuttridgeMember
Lisa KildersMember
Christopher LappMember
Joan ZuberMember

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee reviews the District's scholarship program from time to time and makes annual recommendations to the General Manager about scholarship awards.
NameRole
Jeff BeckerCommittee Chair
Don GuttridgeMember
Cathy McQueeneyMember
Jesse NelsonMember
Michael WeinbergMember

Clackamas SWCD