The Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) is seeking nominations for eight volunteers interested in serving a two-year term on the council. As approved by the passing of Senate Bill 445 in 2019, the council is comprised of additional members now that they will collaborate with a broader mix of private industries and non-government organizations to control invasive species and their impacts on Oregon’s natural resources and economy. Council members’ primary role is to support the advancement of the Oregon Statewide Strategic Plan for Invasive Species.
Of the open positions, five new members fulfill representation by county of operations or headquarters; one represents an organization or association that advocates for private industry; one represents native American populations; and one represents the general public. The full list of categories is available online.
Members are expected to attend 2–3 meetings per year, perform committee work, participate in conference calls, and participate in other activities. Volunteers may receive reimbursement for council-related travel expenses.
Those interested in serving on the must apply by sending the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 15:
- Nominee’s name, title, phone, email, and mailing address
- A brief description of the nominee’s qualifications (self-nomination is permitted)
- A statement from the nominee that explains their interest, relative experience, and contributions they are willing to make to the Council. Nominee must specify the member seat(s) of interest.
- Letters of support for the nominee are encouraged.