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Board Members

The CSWC board is a stakeholder representative board with additional traditional nonprofit board roles. This means that many of the seats are held by agency-appointed staff members and we have a larger number than many boards. Board members are responsible for the policies, financial oversight, and general direction of our organization. In addition to monthly meetings, board members are encouraged to participate in a committee (education, tech team, executive, diversity equity and inclusion, fiscal, and fundraising) and occasionally volunteer at an event or in whatever capacity is a good fit.  Board meetings are typically on the last monday evening of the month. The board roles and responsibilities are described in the attached document in detail.

Many of our current board members have been dedicated to the organization for a very long time; several have recently retired from these seats, changed representation seats, or moved on as they were no longer in positions relevant to the organization. With a new executive director, empty seats on the board, strategic planning underway, and opportunity and need to continue to be responsive in our work, it is a great time to join the board.

We are currently recruiting especially for science, environmental, recreational, and Native American Tribal/Cultural seats. We have openings as well in neighborhoods, community at large, and business. Prospective board members should have proven enthusiasm for the work that we do in the watershed, value and practice a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens, and be willing to fulfil the basic expectations outlined in the board handbook.

If you are interested in joining the board, please contact Executive Director Corrina Chase at corrina.chase@columbiaslough.org or 503-281-1132.  Interested candidates will first meet with the Executive Director to answer questions and discuss the organization and board roles in more detail. With further interest, there is a board application form here.

Resource Description
Council Board Member Job Description
Board Member Position Description

At-Large

  • Meei Lum

Businesses

  • Travis Skidmore, The Boeing Company
  • Corky Collier, Columbia Corridor Association

Council Officers

  • Troy Clark, Audubon Society of Portland
  • Bob Dolphin
  • Nancy Hendrickson, Bureau of Environmental Services

Environmental

  • Troy Clark, Audubon Society of Portland

Government Agencies

  • Lynn Barlow, Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Reed Wagner, Council Secretary, Multnomah County Drainage District
  • Lisa Appel, Port of Portland
  • Kathy Shearin, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Nancy Hendrickson, Bureau of Environmental Services

Neighborhood Associations

  • Linda Robinson
  • Erwin Bergman

Residents

  • Bob Dolphin