Steering

The Steering Committee is the governing body that provides support, guidance, and oversight to guarantee the steady functioning of the CWMA. Steering Committee members are represented by our stakeholders and are elected into their roles by CWMA signatories. The Steering Committee will convene as needed to administer CWMA tasks and projects, but will meet a minimum of 4 times a year.

Goals and Objectives

  • Ensure smooth operations of the CWMA
  • Seek stable, adequate funds, staff and other resources to carry out CWMA priority tasks and programs
  • Assist committees in carrying out their work to advance CWMA initiatives

Members

Mitch Bixby (City of Portland—Bureau of Environmental Services)

  • Steering Committee Chair/Technical and Scientific Review Committee Co-Chair

Aaron Shaw (Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District)

  • Steering Committee Vice-Chair/Washington County Representative

Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District)

  • Technical and Scientific Review Committee Chair/Multnomah County Representative

Chelsea White-Brainard (East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District)

  • Education and Outreach Committee Chair

Tyler Pedersen (Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District)

  • Mapping and Data Committee Chair

Sam Leininger (Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District)

  • Fiscal Administrator

Justin Collell (Clark County Noxious Weed Control Board)

  • Clark County Representative

Andrea Berkley (Metro)

  • Clackamas County Representative

Troy Abercrombie (Western Invasives Network)

  • At-Large Representative

 

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please reach out to our Steering Committee Chairs:

Chair: Mitch Bixby (City of Portland – Bureau of Environmental Services)

Vice-Chair: Aaron Shaw (Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District)