February 2, 2017

OPRD looks for committee members

From Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.,

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department seek new committee members

OPRD SEEKS TO FILL FOUR OPEN ATV ADVISORY COMMITTEE POSITIONS -- TIMELINE EXTENDED

   The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking volunteers for four vacant positions on the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee (ATV-AC).

   The Oregon Legislature established the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee in 2010, outlined in SB578. Current vacancies include:

-ADA representative
-Rural Fire Protection District Representative
-Emergency Medical Services Provider Representative
-Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association Representative

   The ATV Advisory Committee meets two to four times per year at locations throughout the state to advise OPRD regarding ATV issues relating to safety and vehicle classifications.

   The ADA representative will also serve on the ATV Grant Subcommittee, which meets about twice per year to recommend grant application funding for ATV related projects.

   The interest form and application are available on-line at www.oregonohv.org under the ATV Committees section, or by contacting the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

   For more information, contact Jeff Trejo at jeff.trejo@oregon.gov or 503-986-0585.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb. 17, 2017.

OPRD SEEKS TO FILL A SEAT ON THE STATE SCENIC BIKEWAY COMMITTEE

   The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking to establish a list of candidates to serve on the State Scenic Bikeway Committee in an at-large position.

   One seat is open on the 11-member committee. Members of the committee are appointed by the OPRD director to a four-year term and are eligible for reappointment. The committee meets approximately five times per year, usually in Salem, for an all-day meeting with additional field trips throughout the state to proposed and designated Bikeways. The at-large position is a volunteer appointment and authorized for travel reimbursement.

   The ideal candidate would have experience with proponent groups of designated bikeways, bicycle tourism, community groups, and experience with underserved groups.

   The committee advises OPRD on ways to strengthen the existing program and the proponent groups associated with each designated Bikeway. The committee also makes recommendations to the department on matters pertaining to the Bikeways program.

   Those interested in serving must submit a Bikeway Committee Interest Form by February 28, 2017. For information or to obtain an interest form, go to http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/BIKE/Pages/info.aspx or contact Alexandra Phillips, at alex.phillips@oregon.gov or 503-986-0631.

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