2017 ORS 284.776¹
Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board
  • members
  • quorum
  • meetings
  • advisory and technical committees

(1) The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board is established to formulate and implement strategies and practices for strategic investment in workforce development and economic development in the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Region and to make grants or loans to eligible applicants for the purpose of encouraging workforce development and economic development in the region.

(2) The board shall consist of seven voting members and one nonvoting member as follows:

(a) The Governor shall appoint seven voting members from a list of eligible appointees with expertise in traded sector business, education, workforce development or economic development provided by the local governing bodies within the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Region. The Governor shall request an updated list of eligible appointees from the local governing bodies within the region for the purpose of making appointments when vacancies occur.

(b) The Director of the Oregon Business Development Department, or the director’s designee, is an ex officio nonvoting member of the board.

(3) The term of office of each voting member of the board is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a voting member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on January 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment for a total of two consecutive terms. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(4) The Governor shall appoint one voting member of the board as the chairperson.

(5) A voting member of the board is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(6) A majority of the voting members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(7)(a) The board shall meet at least once every three months at a time and place determined by the chairperson. The board also may meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the board.

(b) Meetings of the board are subject to ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690) governing public meetings and ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department) governing public records.

(8) The board may establish any advisory or technical committees the board considers necessary to aid and advise the board in the performance of its functions. The committees may be continuing or temporary committees. The board shall determine the representation, membership, terms and organization of the committees and shall appoint the members of the committees.

(9) The Oregon Business Development Department shall provide staff to the board as necessary to allow the board to carry out the board’s responsibilities under ORS 284.771 (Definitions) to 284.801 (Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board Fund). The department may contract with a third party to provide staff to the board under this subsection, provided that the third party remains subject to the direction and control of the department. [2017 c.703 §2]

Note: Section 3, chapter 703, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 3. Notwithstanding the term of office specified by section 2 of this 2017 Act [284.776 (Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board)], of the voting members first appointed to the board:

(1) Two shall serve for a term ending December 31, 2018.

(2) Two shall serve for a term ending December 31, 2019.

(3) Two shall serve for a term ending December 31, 2020.

(4) One shall serve for a term ending December 31, 2021. [2017 c.703 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 284—Organizations for Economic Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors284.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.