Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service
Bill Deiz, Past Chair
Carol Hickman, Co-Chair
Barbara Johnson, Co-Chair
Derenda Shubert, PhD, Secretary
Joshua Todd, Member-At-Large
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Oregon State Statute 458.555
(1) There is established the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service within the Housing and Community Services Department.
(2) The commission shall consist of at least 15 members appointed by the Governor and may consist of not more than 25 members appointed by the Governor.
(3) The term of office of each member is three years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on the first day of the next following month. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.
(4) The appointment of the members of the commission is subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner prescribed in ORS 171.562 and 171.565.
(5) A member of the commission is entitled to receive, from moneys available to the commission, actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of official duties as provided in ORS 292.495. [2001 c.848 §1; 2005 c.29 §1]
Why does the Commission exist?
In compliance with the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993 which established a national corporation to coordinate community service programs and provide participants with education vouchers, health and child care benefits and stipends: the state commission develops Oregon’s community service priorities plan; competes for federal grants; provides technical assistance to service programs; recruits Oregonians to participate.
Are there commissions like yours in other states?
The 1993 Community Service Trust Act created the need for service commissions in every state to identify local priorities and solutions. Today virtually every state has a commission that is charged with administering AmeriCorps funds and promoting service and volunteerism. Find similar commissions in other states.
How are Commissioners selected?
Oregon Volunteers is comprised of up to 25 commissioners from across Oregon who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Two Commission positions are filled by CASA representatives as mandated by Oregon State Statute. (More information on boards and commissions in Oregon.)
What is the composition of the Commission?