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 General Manager who reviews the recommendations and then makes final recommendations to the Board of Directors.

At this time, the District has nine committees:

  • Beavercreek Demonstration Farm Use Guidelines Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Building Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Master Plan Evaluation Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Working Lands Committee

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
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Health and Safety Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Working Lands Committee

As-needed committees

  • Beavercreek Demonstration Farm Use Guidelines Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Master Plan Evaluation Committee
  • Scholarship Committee



Building Committee (standing)

The Building Committee advises the General Manager on policy and projects relating to the operation of the Beavercreek Demonstration Farm and the development of a new office and meeting facility for the District.
NameRole
Don GuttridgeCommittee Chair
Roger FantzMember
Jesse NelsonMember
Tom SalzerMember
Jim ToopsMember

Finance Committee (standing)

The Finance Committee advises the General Manager on financial policies and procedures.
NameRole
Jan LeeCommittee Chair
Roger FantzMember

Safety and Wellness Committee (standing)

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
Scott EdenMember, District staff
Eann RainsMember, District staff
Tom SalzerMember, District staff
Matt Van WeyChair, District staff

Personnel Committee (standing)

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

Working Lands Committee (standing)

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
Cathy McQueeneyMember
Jesse NelsonMember
P.K. MelethilMember




Beavercreek Demonstration Farm Use Guidelines Committee (as needed)

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 (as needed)

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.
NameTerm endsBackground pertinent to Budget Committee work
Dave Albrecht2018Military, business, legal background, and active treasurer of the Clackamas River Basin Council.
John Borden2018Previous experience with natural resources agencies at the state level.
Mike Dillard2017Past District board member, operates a commercial nursery.
Steve Fedje2017Retired NRCS conservationist familiar with federal Farm Bill programs.
P.K. Melethil2016Associate director for the District, with water quality and research backgrounds.
Rennie Squier2018Farm operator, also on the Farm Service Agency County Committee.
Jim Toops2017Associate director for the District, and a District cooperator.

Executive Committee (as needed)

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 (as needed)

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
Jim ToopsMember
Joan ZuberMember

Scholarship Committee (as needed)

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
Lisa KildersMember
Jesse NelsonMember