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Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn

3019 North Coast Highway

Newport, OR 97365

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OACD is hosting an important and exciting chance to get SWCD staff and directors together from across the state!

This is a time for us to get together and work on strategies for a sustainable and viable OACD future - one that better serves districts from the sunny reaches of Eastern Oregon to the cool, misty coast.

We need YOU to join us because we can only succeed with input and participation from everyone.

We will be discussing and problem-solving topics that affect all of us, including:

  • Provision of services to districts – what do districts want and need? How can OACD best provide these services or help pay for these services?

  • Basin realignment – should our state association realign its basin boundaries? How would this improve district engagement? Would this improve coordination with partner agencies?

  • State association board composition – should OACD continue to have a board of only Directors (elected), or should it include district staff? What are the benefits of a more diverse board?

  • Funding strategies for our state association – dues vs non-dues membership, expanded partnerships with funding agencies (like NRCS), and other resource development possibilities.

  • How can - or should - OACD advocate for individual districts? How can OACD support districts without tax bases? Should OACD spend more time lobbying the legislature for state funding? Are there larger/multi-district projects that OACD can manage to help bring in more funding and resources for individual districts?

We will begin at 9 am on Wednesday, November 14 and conclude at 12 pm on Thursday, November 15. Lunch will be included on both days, and breakfast is included on Thursday. (Note: Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at all meals; if you have additional dietary restrictions please contact Terri at 971-404-4909.)

We are meeting at the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn, 3019 North Coast Highway, Newport, OR 97365. OACD has reserved a block of hotel rooms at a discounted price; please reserve your rooms as soon as possible and mention OACD to get the discounted rate. You may reach reservation at 541-265-9411.

The cost of this conference is $50, which will cover a portion of your meals and our meeting space; OACD is covering the cost difference for shared expenses. Districts are responsible for their staff and board members' travel and hotel costs. OACD's first priority is ensuring that everyone that wants to attend this meeting is able to; OACD will make funding available to districts that need assistance with registration, travel, or hotel costs. Please contact OACD board member Terri Preeg Riggsby at 971-404-4909 or tpriggsby@yahoo.com to discuss financial assistance options.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Newport!

- The Meeting Planning Team

(Jane Keppinger, Pat Fitzgerald, John Macdonald, Whitney Collins, Tim Kearns, Randy White, Brian Lightcap, John Keith, Terri Preeg Riggsby)

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