OPAC Membership

Ocean Policy Advisory Council Membership 

Download the current OPAC Roster: ( pdf June, 2022 (140 KB) )

Membership on the Ocean Policy Advisory Council is specified in ORS 196.438 and is detailed below: 

The Governor shall establish an Ocean Policy Advisory Council that is staffed by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Department of Land Conservation and Development and other departments as the Governor deems necessary. The council shall be composed of:

(a) The Governor or the Governor’s designee, as a nonvoting member;

(b) The director or the director’s designee of the following agencies, as nonvoting members:

(A) Department of Environmental Quality;
(B) State Department of Fish and Wildlife;
(C) State Department of Geology and Mineral Industries;
(D) Department of Land Conservation and Development;
(E) Department of State Lands;
(F) Parks and Recreation Department;
(G) State Department of Agriculture; and
(H) The director or director’s designee of Oregon State University, Sea Grant College;

(c) A member of the governing body of Coos, Curry, Douglas or Lane County to be appointed by the Governor, chosen in consultation with and with the approval of a majority of the members of the governing bodies of Coos, Curry, Douglas and Lane Counties;

(d) A member of the governing body of Clatsop, Lincoln or Tillamook County to be appointed by the Governor, chosen in consultation with and with the approval of a majority of the members of the governing bodies of Clatsop, Lincoln and Tillamook Counties;

(e) An elected city official from a coastal city bordering the territorial sea to be appointed by the Governor with advice from an Oregon coastal zone management association;

(f) A representative of each of the following ocean interests, to be appointed by the Governor, and subject to confirmation by the Senate pursuant to section 4, Article III, Oregon Constitution:

(A) Commercial ocean fisheries of the North Coast from Newport north;
(B) Commercial ocean fisheries of the South Coast south of Newport;
(C) Charter, sport or recreation ocean fisheries of the North Coast from Newport north;
(D) Charter, sport or recreation ocean fisheries of the South Coast south of Newport;
(E) Ports marine navigation or transportation;
(F) Coastal non-fishing recreation interests of surfing, diving, kayaking or windsurfing;
(G) A coastal conservation or environmental organization;
(H) Oregon Indian tribes appointed after consultation with the Commission on Indian Services;
(I) A coastwide organization representing a majority of small ports and local governments, as a nonvoting member; and
(J) A statewide conservation or environmental organization; and

(g) Two representatives of the public, at least one of whom shall be a resident of a county bordering the territorial sea, to be appointed by the Governor.


 

Ocean Policy Advisory Council Member Recruitment

The Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) in partnership with the Office of the Governor, is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Council in open positions listed below:

  • Ports, Marine Transportation or Navigation
  • North Coast Commercial Fisheries 

Application Close Date -  The office of executive appointments will receive applications on a rolling basis as openings on the Council become available.  To submit an application, visit the Boards and Commissions website.  

OPAC Working Groups

Current and past working groups of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council.

OPAC Meetings

Meeting agendas, documents, and videos of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council