Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

Two Vacancies in the VSP Work Group 

Join the VSP Work Group!
The Douglas County Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) is seeking 1 new member for its eight-member work group. This county-based public committee provides guidance and input for the direction and priorities of voluntary stewardship activities in Douglas County. We are looking for community members, especially those who are actively farming, to represent local agricultural interests. See the attached application form below. APPLICATION DUE JAN 27, 2023.
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VSP Watershed Work Group

   An important and essential function of VSP for each county that participates is the creation of a local, public county commitee called the Watershed Work Group. The work group is designated by a county under RCW 36.70A.715.


   "The watershed group must include broad representation of key watershed stakeholders and, at a minimum, representatives of agricultural and environmental groups, and tribes that agree to participate." 


The work group develops the local VSP work plan; identifies a lead entity for VSP outreach and implementation of the plan; and provides progress reports to the SCC. In conjunction with a designated VSP program coordinator, the work group meets regularly to discuss VSP and works to support the successful implementation of VSP for their county. 


Overview of Entities Involved in VSP & Their Roles 

VSP Work Group Committee Meeting Documents Archive

Click the link below for the applicable year to review all prior VSP Work Group committee meeting agendas and committee approved meetings minutes (summaries). 

                 VSP Work Group Resources

VSP Work Group Policies & Forms

Douglas County Public Committee Policies
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Douglas County Watershed Work Group Committee Rules
If you are participating or plan to attend a Douglas County Work Group meeting, please review this policy.
Work Group Ground Rules.pdf
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Douglas County VSP Work Group Committee Member Application
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Douglas County VSP Work Group Committee Resignation Process & Form
Please review the resignation process and submit a signed form to the Douglas County VSP Coordinator (hard copy or electronic).
Douglas County VSP Work Group Committee [...]
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Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA)

Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) of Washington State - RCW 42.30 


All people serving on public committees in Washington State are required to regularly take the OPMA training through the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. Please click the link below to watch the training and regularly review the websites for any recent legislative updates to the OPMA and other Open Government Laws. 


Open Public Meetings Act: Online Training


MRSC Open Public Meetings Act Updates & Resources

Robert's Rules of Order 

Parliamentary Procedure: A Brief Guide to Robert's Rules Order


Please review the summarized Robert's Rules of Order for proper conduct during participation at a public meeting. (Click the link above or download a copy of the PDF below.) 

MRSC's Parliamentary Procedure: Robert's Rules of Order
A brief overview of important aspects of Robert’s Rules of Order as applied to parliamentary procedure for local governments in Washington State.
MRSC Robert's Rules of Order.pdf
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