Any county, city, port, or soil & water conservation district within Oregon’s Coastal Zone can become a member of OCZMA by adopting a resolution joining the Association. Each member then designates a representative and alternate to represent their jurisdiction. The representative must be an elected official of the jurisdiction. Alternates selected by the jurisdiction may be an elected or non-elected official.
The OCZMA Executive Board consists of the officers of the Association and five at-large members (three county representatives, two port representatives, two city representatives, and one soil & water conservation district representative) elected by members of the Association at the annual meeting.
Our Executive Board currently includes:
By coming together and advocating for coastal issues at the local, state, federal level, good things happen for the Oregon Coast. Our shared constituents and our state only benefit when all levels of government are communicating and working together. For this reason, OCZMA works closely with the state legislators and members of Congress representing Oregon’s coastal communities. It is through these relationships that OCZMA members shape issues and events and have the opportunity to provide legislators with objective information and analysis on coastal issues.
Our advocacy efforts are primarily guided by an ad-hoc Legislative Committee made up of the Executive Board and three additional at-large positions representing the north coast, central coast and south coast.