Polk SWCD’s Board of Directors will have 4 positions up for election in the November General Election. Open positions include: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 5, and At-Large 2. Please refer to the map below for zones.
To be eligible to apply as per ORS 568.560(3) “Zone directors must own or manage 10 or more acres of land in the district, in one of two ways, and be registered voters. Zone directors may either reside within the zone that is represented, or own or manage 10 or more acres within the zone that is represented and be involved in the active management of the property. An individual may also serve as a zone director when the individual, in lieu of the other requirements specified in this subsection, resides within the zone that is represented and indicates an interest in natural resource conservation as demonstrated by serving at least one year as a director or associate director of a district and having a conservation plan that is approved by the district. Candidates nominated for director from a specific zone shall be voted on by all electors within the district.”
If you are interested in applying or have any questions please contact Debbie Miller at 503-623-9680 x 101 or email@example.com.
Polk SWCD’s Budget Committee is looking for a new citizen member. There is one spot now open. If you are interested in applying for this position please contact Debbie Miller at 503-623-9680 x 101 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the proper paperwork to fill out.
What is a Budget Committee?
The budget committee is an advisory group established by statute. The committee is made up of the Polk SWCD board members, and an equal number of local citizens. The appointed citizen members must be electors of Polk County. This means they must be qualified voters of Polk County who have the right to vote on the adoption of any measure. They cannot be employees, officers, or agents of Polk SWCD. They are appointed for a staggered three year term. No member of the budget committee can receive compensation for serving on the committee. They can receive reimbursement for expenses incurred while serving.
What is required of a Budget Committee Member?
Members must be able to make it to a minimum of two evening meetings to plan the budget of Polk SWCD in the spring of each year to work on the budget. Along with other tasks as assigned by the budget committee.
The Polk SWCD now has a Dickey-John soil compaction tester, a simple, easy to use tool which can show surface and subsurface soil compaction. This tool is being made available to any interested landowner to use and return to the district. If you are interested in borrowing or having a technician help you perform the compaction tests, contact Marc Bell, Resource Conservationist. 503-623-9680 x 103, email@example.com
Our newsletter is almost complete and will be in your mailbox within a few weeks, so this is a great time to contact us and make sure your information is up to date to ensure that you will get this newsletter. Please contact us at the office by stopping by 580 Main St, Suite A, Dallas, OR 97338. You can also call our district clerk at 503-623-9680 x 108, email our clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the newsletter submission form to the right hand side of the home page.
As a reminder we will be going paperless after the Summer Edition (June) of our newsletter, so if you are getting a paper copy please contact us with your email address so that we can keep getting our newsletters to you. If you do still need a paper copy after the Summer Edition (June), special arrangements can be made, so please contact us and let us know.