Sisters Park & Recreation District Position 3
Special districts in Oregon are formed to govern specific resources. Examples are people’s utility districts, library districts, sewer districts, irrigation districts, ports and cemetery districts. Some districts get revenue only from taxes. Others, such as water districts, get revenue from ratepayers. Others may combine the two sources. Each district is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for the operation of the district and its financial accountability. ( https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/198.010 )Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered voter in the district. ORS 266.310(2)Salary: A member of the governing body of a district may receive an amount not to exceed $50 for each day or portion thereof as compensation for services performed as a member of the governing body. Such compensation shall not be deemed lucrative. The governing body may provide for reimbursement of a member for actual and reasonable traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred by a member in performing official duties. [1971 c.403 §2; 1983 c.327 §2; 1983 c.740 §53a; 1989 c.517 §1; 1995 c.79 §74]In Event of Vacancy: Except as otherwise provided by law, a vacancy in an elected office in the membership of the governing body of a district shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the governing body. If a majority of the membership of the governing body is vacant or if a majority cannot agree, the vacancies shall be filled promptly by the county court of the county in which the administrative office of the district is located. [ORS 198.320]
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Outline your plan to use funding as efficiently as possible to provide necessary services to as many people as possible.
How do you plan to involve residents of the district in decision making? How will you keep them informed of district activities?
What aspect of working for the District is most important to you?
Mencione su plan para usar el financiamiento de la manera más eficiente posible y proporcionar los servicios necesarios a la mayor cantidad posible de gente.
¿Cómo piensa involucrar a los residentes del distrito en la toma de decisiones? ¿Cómo les mantendrá informados sobre las actividades del distrito?
¿Qué aspecto de trabajar para el Distrito es el más importante para usted?
Town Where You Live
NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations – Deputy Director; State of South Australia – Executive Director SA Strategic Plan; Oregon Progress Board – Executive Director; SPRD Board; (Sisters) City Parks Advisory Board; Sisters Camp Sherman Fire Department Budget Committee; Portland Parks Board; Drexel University – BS Civil Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology – SM Civil Engineering; Harvard University - Masters in Public Administration
Regular review of participation in all SPRD programs; regular use of SPRD's strategic plan which includes community input to make sure we're staying on course; introduction of performance measures for all programs; quarterly in-depth review of SPRD's budget.
Board participation in the budget committee process. Our executive director does an excellent job of providing regular updates on programs through an e-newsletter and in the community newspaper - The Nugget. Engaging with community members on issues of concern whenever possible.
I am proud of what the board has accomplished in the past four years. First and foremost, we hired an excellent executive director who has stepped up to lead the organization through this pandemic. For the first time, we know just how much taxpayer subsidy goes into every program we offer. And we are doing a better job of listening to our constituents.
The board and staff are laser-focused on supporting the community in this time of need. Whether that means taking extraordinary measures to re-open pre-school, creating “Camp SPRD” to support middle-schoolers or lowering program costs, SPRD is there.
Clearly, SPRD is a force for good. If re-elected, I will devote my energies to strengthen three areas. First, continue to assure that our programs are giving taxpayers the most bang for their buck. Second, broaden the types of offerings for teens. Third, revitalize the recreation component of SPRD which has been wiped out by the pandemic.
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