Do you love your community and want to help keep it healthy and thriving? Do you have ideas on how public funding could be used to better serve Washington County residents? If so, Tualatin SWCD’s Board of Directors could be the place for you to share your thoughts and expertise!
On November 8, 2022, Washington County will hold a general election that includes Board of Director positions for Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District.
Seven elected members make up our board. Five of these members are “zone” directors — this means they represent a specific part of the county. The other two members are “at-large” directors who represent the entire county. All positions serve a four-year term.
Four director positions will be open for election in November 2022, with terms beginning January 1, 2023:
- Zone 3 – representing Forest Grove, Manning, Buxton, and the northwest portion of the county.
Zone 4 – representing southern Hillsboro, Cornelius, and the south-central portion of the county.
- Zone 5 – representing northern Hillsboro, North Plains, Banks, and the northeast portion of the county.
- At-Large 2 – representing the entire county.
What does a board member do?
Board members help guide Tualatin SWCD by working with district leadership to establish policy and strategies. Specific duties include ensuring fiscal responsibility, adopting the budget, attending board and committee meetings, representing Tualatin SWCD at local and regional events, and helping set the strategic direction for the organization. Read more about our current Board of Directors here.
A diversity of lived experiences, identities, and skill sets among board members helps us provide Washington County communities with responsive and accessible services. While conservation is core to our mission, Tualatin SWCD is strengthened when board members bring expertise in a variety of fields, such as community organizing, outreach, education, financial and business management, human resources, public service, agriculture, environmental sciences, and more.
Am I eligible to run for a director position?
Eligibility requirements for board director positions are fully described in the Candidate Packet for SWCD Director Elections, provided by Oregon Department of Agriculture:
- 2022 Candidate Packet for SWCD Director Elections
- Paquete para candidatos para las elecciones de Directores del SWCD 2022
The Tualatin SWCD office can help you determine if you are eligible for an at-large position or a zone position.
Help guide Tualatin SWCD as an elected director.
Interested community members who meet the eligibility requirements must file the requisite forms between July 21 and August 30, 2022.
Each candidate must file a “Declaration of Candidacy” and a “Petition for Nomination Signature Sheet” with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Division. The filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2022. Election forms and information can be found at the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s SWCD Elections page.
Contact Judy Marsh with any questions about Board of Director elections: 503-334-2288 | email@example.com.