Board Position Details

Board and Committees

Close Date: 12/31/2020

Tualatin Riverkeepers is a community-based organization that protects and restores the Tualatin River watershed, building watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education.

We envision a thriving watershed that acts as a valuable community resource for everyone.  At Tualatin Riverkeepers, we strive to exist at the intersection of environmental justice, water quality protection, and habitat conservation, so that we all have equitable access to clean water, healthy ecosystems, and enjoyable river opportunities.  Please check out our website and social media sites to learn more about our activities (and/or to join in on some of them!).

We are currently seeking new members for our volunteer Board of Directors, our governing committees (Finance Committee, JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) Committee, and Marketing & Development Committee), and our program committees (Trips & Tours Committee, Watershed Watch Committee, and Education Committee).

Each committee meets approximately every other month, as does the board (full board generally meets on "odd" months, committees generally meet on "even" months).  Currently we are meeting virtually, at times conveniently scheduled for all board or committee members.

The Tualatin River watershed covers nearly all of Washington County, plus parts of Clackamas County (near West Linn and Lake Oswego), Multnomah County (southwest Portland), Yamhill County, Tillamook County, and Columbia County.  We are seeking board members who have a connection to the watershed and would like to help develop our programming to connect others too!

More than 15% of our watershed's residents identify as Hispanic or Latinx, and we would like our board and committees to reflect that diversity too.  We try to maintain a balance between rural and urban residents, although, of course, our watershed is primarily suburban, and that is reflected in our current board membership.  However, we have openings for at least five new board members this year, and our committees all have multiple openings, so we have the opportunity to have all our community's diverse interests and demographics represented.  We believe a diverse leadership board and committees will lead to much better decisions, programs, and relationships, so we are actively seeking that diversity and have done significant internal work to ensure that we have created and sustain a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive culture.

If you would like to discuss how Tualatin Riverkeepers might be a good fit and focus for your interests, skills, experiences, and passions, please email our Executive Director (jan@tualatinriverkeepers.org) to start the conversation.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for your interest and your consideration of this request!

Complete details: http://www.tualatinriverkeepers.org/