Election & Eligibility

 

Conservation district boards are the local governing body of the Soil and Water Conservation District. In Oregon, conservation district board members are elected in the November General Election held on even-numbered years. District directors serve four-year terms.

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 568.560 describes the eligibility requirements for a person to become a soil and water conservation district director.

To become a Zone Director, two options are available:

Option #1:

  • Own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the district. Zone directors may either reside within the zone that is represented or own or manage 10 or more acres within the zone that is being represented and be involved in the active management of the property
  • Be involved in the active management of the property
  • Reside within the boundaries of the district
  • Be a registered voter

Option #2: An individual may serve as a zone director when the individual, in lieu of the land ownership or management requirements in Option #1:

  • Resides within the zone that is being represented
  • Has served at least one year as a director or associate director of a district
  • And has a conservation plan approved by the conservation district board

To become an At-Large Director, an individual must:

 

  • Reside within the boundaries of the conservation district
  • Be a registered voter

 

There are no land ownership or management requirements for at-large positions.

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