State Forests

ORS 530.608
Board of directors of authority

  • officers
  • terms
  • rules


The governing body of a municipality that creates a community forest authority under ORS 530.606 (Creation of authority) shall appoint a board of directors containing not fewer than five nor more than 11 directors to manage and control the authority. At least one-third of the directors must represent conservation interests. At least one-third of the directors must represent business interests and one director must serve as a member of the governing body that created the authority. The balance of the directors must be members of the public. A director who is a member of the governing body that created the authority shall serve as a director only as long as that director is a current member of the governing body.


The term of office of directors of an authority may not exceed four years and the directors serve at the pleasure of the governing body of the municipality.


The directors of an authority serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.


The board of directors of an authority shall adopt rules for conducting meetings and carrying out the duties of the board. Decisions of the board must be recorded in a minute book that is a public record. A majority of the directors of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business and a majority of directors present and voting is sufficient for the passage of a motion or a resolution.


The board may employ and compensate employees, bond counsel, financial advisors, feasibility consultants, accountants, attorneys or other advisors that the board deems necessary and appropriate. [2005 c.500 §5]
Note: See note under 530.600 (Definitions for ORS 530.600 to 530.628).
Chapter 530

Law Review Citations

42 EL 1275 (2012)


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Jun. 26, 2021