Duty of the State Forester to Appoint/Remove OFRI Members of the Board
It is the duty of the State Forester to appoint fully qualified members to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute Board of Directors as vacancies occur.
The members of the board of directors of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute shall be appointed for a term ending three years from the date of the expiration of the term for which the member’s predecessor was appointed. If there is a vacancy on the board of a voting member, other than a vacancy caused by expiration of a term, the State Forester shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term with a person who represents the same producer or landowner size class, as described in OAR 629-065-0210 (Make Up of Board — Representation)(1), as the member whose term was vacated.
The State Forester shall immediately declare the office of any member of the board of directors vacant whenever the member becomes a resident of another state or is unable to perform the duties of office.
The State Forester may remove any member of the board of directors for neglect of duty or misconduct in office. Prior to such removal the State Forester shall serve upon such member a copy of the reasons for dismissal. Such member may request a public hearing where the member shall be given an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel and shall be permitted to present evidence to answer and explain the facts alleged.
In making the appointments, the State Forester shall take into consideration any nominations or recommendations made to the State Forester by producers or organizations that represent producers.