Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District is a local unit of government that helps Washington County communities care for the land and water. We are a non-regulatory organization that collaborates with residents to conserve our shared natural resources for current and future generations. Learn more about who we are and what we do.
We are seeking two community members to join the Budget Committee which is responsible for reviewing Tualatin SWCD’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1st, 2023.
What is the Budget Committee?
The Budget Committee is composed of 14 community members. Seven members are Tualatin SWCD elected Board of Directors, and seven are citizen members appointed by Tualatin SWCD. Currently, two citizen member positions are vacant. Service on the Budget Committee is voluntary. Oregon Budget Law prohibits the District from offering a stipend or other form of financial compensation for service.
What does the Budget Committee do?
The committee will meet a minimum of two times during the months of April and May. The first Budget Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for the end of April or beginning of May. The second meeting will be held two weeks after the first meeting. There is the potential for a third meeting in May or June. The meetings are held virtually in the evening. The date and times will be finalized in March 2023.
The purpose of the committee meetings is to review Tualatin SWCD’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year beginning July 1st. The Committee has the authority to make suggestions and changes to fulfill Tualatin SWCD’s mission before it adopts a recommended budget.
Who can join the Budget Committee?
Appointed citizen Budget Committee members must meet the following requirements:
- Reside in and are registered to vote within Washington County, OR.
- Willing to serve a three-year term beginning in 2023.
- Demonstrate an interest in Tualatin SWCD’s conservation work and the planning and budgeting process that supports this work.
- Demonstrate a commitment to working on a team
An employee or anyone directly benefiting financially from Tualatin SWCD is not eligible to serve as an appointed citizen on the Budget Committee.
We value and seek the perspectives of those with diversity in age, ability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.
How to apply:
If you are interested in serving on our Budget Committee, please complete the Citizen Budget Committee Member Interest Form below.
You may also download the form and mail it to: Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, 7175 NE Evergreen Parkway, Suite 400, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Forms submitted by February 1, 2023, will be reviewed first. Following the deadline, forms will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, as needed.