Committees & Duties

Columbia River Gorge Commission

A Collaborative Effort

Committees

The Gorge Commission recently established five (5) committees to pro-actively engage the Commissioners in helping to address short-term needs and set a long-term vision important to managing the National Scenic Area.  Active committees are important to leverage and complement the work of our staff, improve our decision-making, be a more responsive, transparent and data-driven agency,  enhance our external relationships with partners, and build a foundation for a more robust, relevant and better funded Commission. 

Committee meetings are open to the public. Click here for details on upcoming committee meetings.

Executive committee

Provides advice to Executive Director as requested, meeting on a regular basis if desired by Executive Director. In this mode acts as a sounding board for Executive Director regarding work program, budget development, and fiscal oversignt matters. Advises Commission in development of strategic plan, personnel, and fiscal policies; organizes Commission efforts in these areas, including annual work planning sessions. Responsible for assisting the Commission Chair in regular performance reviews of Executive Director, and for search process and recommendations(s) to the Commission should the Executive Director position become open. Tracks and makes recommendations on overall Commission function; responsible for Commissioner orientation and ongoing education toward enhancced Commission performance. Responsible for identifying the specific criteria needed to build the diverse skills of the commission and communicating those to the people responsible for appointing commissioners.

 

Members: Bowen BlairLynn BurdittSondra ClarkLorrie DeKayRobert LibertyRodger Nichols