Farm Board of Review
The County Board of Review was established to advise the County Assessor on income-approach factors. Income-approach factors being utilized by a County Assessor in arriving at the values for farm use of farmland under ORS 308A.092 shall be submitted by the County Assessor to a County Board of Review. The Board of Review shall advise the County Assessor as to whether the factors being so utilized are proper under ORS 308A.092.
Current Board of Review
Lowell Forman Jerry Duling David Cooper Rich Remington Curtiss Mayhew
Wasco County Budget Committee
The Wasco County Budget Committee meets each year to 1) receive the Budget Document 2) Hear the Budget Message 3) Hear & Consider Public Comment 4) Discuss & revised the budget as needed 5) Approve the budget 6) Approve the property taxes.
Current Budget Committee
Board of County Commissioners Pat Davis John Carter Ken Polehn
Wasco County Fair Board
The Wasco County Fair Board meets in the evening once or twice each month throughout the year. In addition to organizing the annual Wasco County Fair the Board is responsible for fund raising, managing projects on the fairgrounds, oversight for Hunt Park, supervision of the Hunt Park caretaker, working with the Extension District/4H and engaging in intermittent repairs and small construction.
Current Fair Board
Chris Schanno Ken Polehn Colleena Tenold-Sauter Cynthia Kortge Thelma Alsup
Hospital Facility Authority Board
The Wasco County Facility Authority advises on matters relating to the financing of hospital facilities and long-term care facilities by the issuance of tax-exempt bonds which are then repaid from the revenues of the hospital, increases in bed capacity and adds or expands major new facility capacity. The Committee meets as needed.
Current HFA Board
John Mabrey Dennis Haener Sidney Rowe David Griffith
Jorge Barragon Scott Hege William Marick
Local Public Safety Coordinating Council
(LPSCC) was established by Senate Bill 1145 (1995) to coordinate local criminal justice policy among affected criminal justice entities.
Current LPSCC Councilors
Rod Runyon Barbara Seatter Donna McClung Molly Rogers Teri Thalhofer Janet Stauffer
Pat Shortt Lane Magill Pat Ashmore Eric Nisley Thomas Peachey Andrew Carter
Fritz Osborne Bryan Brandenburg
Coordinator: Jessy Rose
Fort Dalles Museum Commission
The Ft. Dalles Museum, a department of Wasco County, is a vital economic and cultural asset in our community and is the oldest historical museum in the State of Oregon. Run by Wasco County and the City of The Dalles, the joint Commission is made up of seven members; four members are appointed by Wasco County and three are appointed by the City of The Dalles for three-year terms. The Commission meets once each month; members are encouraged to volunteer for ongoing projects.
Marvin Polehn Daliea Thompson Elizabeth Wallis
Heather Hopkins Donna Lawrence Luise Langheinrich
The Wasco County Planning Commission examines and reviews changes to the Wasco County Comprehensive Plan, Wasco County and National Scenic Area Land Use and Development Ordinances and other documents; makes presentations and recommendations to approval authorities on land use matters; and performs other functions concerning land use, strategic planning, special projects and economic development.
Vicki Ashley Russell Hargrave Andrew Myers Brad DeHart Jeff Handley
Mike Davis Chris Schanno Lynne Erickson Aimee Bell
Board of Property Tax Appeals
The Board of Property Tax Appeals (BoPTA) consists of residents of the county and is responsible for hearing taxpayer appeals for reduction of the real market or assessed value of property.
Current Board Members
Scott Hege Delphene Thornton Ken Polehn John Hutchison Vickie Ellett
Special Transportation Funds Committee
The STF Advisory Committee is an essential component of a successful STF Program. The purpose of the committee is to represent the people who are served by the STF Program. The advisory committee considers how STF funds should be spent and provides the governing body with information about their community’s special transportation needs. The Committee is intended to provide advice to the County in the selection of projects to ensure that the projects will benefit seniors and persons with disabilities. The Wasco County Special Transportation Funds Advisory Committee reviews grant applications requests and updates on the required Human Service Transportation Coordination Plan.
Current Committee Members
Lee Bryant Marilyn Richardson Dave Mason Louise Sargent Kris Boler Maria Pena
Veterans Services Advisory Committee
The Wasco County Veterans Advisory Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month to address issues related to veterans and veterans’ services in Wasco County. They serve as a conduit between local veterans and County government, educating, recommending and advising the Wasco County Board of County Commissioners regarding veterans’ issues.
Current Committee Members
Mark Fortin Matthew Larsell Pat Combs Robert Maxwell Charles Vaughn Anita Iken
Wasco County Compensation Committee
The Wasco County Compensation Committee he county compensation board annually recommend a compensation schedule for the county elective officers mentioned in ORS 204.005.
Current Committee Members
Jose Barragon John Hutchison Mike Woodside
Wasco County Forest Collaborative Group
The Wasco County Forest Collaborative Group represents a broad constituency of stakeholders interested in healthy forest ecosystems, economic vitality and quality of life in the wildland urban interface with Wasco County. We provide the US Forest Service (USFS) with proposals for management of National Forest (NF) lands, and we support the utilization of forest resources and related opportunities to strengthen local communities.
Current Steering Committee
Kristin Dodd Jeremy Thompson John Nelson Dan Van Vactor Pat Davis Rich Thurman
Harvey Long Ryan Bessett Ron Schneider Representative from BARK
Wasco County Weed Council
The purpose of the Council is to 1). Support and advise Wasco County Board of Commissioners and Weed District Supervisor on county weed control programs. 2) Assist in developing yearly weed control district budget. 3) Advise the Weed Supervisor of perennial weed problems. 4) Periodically review the primary and secondary noxious lists and recommend adjustment as needed to the County Board of Commissioners. 5) Assist in outlining an educational weed program.
Current Council Members
Dan Fissell Michael Omeg Jerry Duling Carolyn Wright John Clausen
Keith Smith Sherry Holliday Ryan Bessette John Zalaznik
Wasco County Wolf Depredation Compensation Committee
The Wasco County Wolf Compensation Committee reviews applications for compensation to persons who suffer death of or injury to livestock or working dogs that is attributed to wolf depredation as well as compensation for certain missing animals that qualify and/or; financial assistance to persons who implement livestock management techniques or nonlethal wolf deterrence techniques designed to discourage wolf/livestock interactions and reduce wolf depredations. (As defined by ORS 603-019-0015)
The Wolf Compensation Committee is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and consists of 1 County Commissioner, 2 livestock producers, and 2 Wolf Advocates/Conservationists appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The 5 appointed committee members will then recommend 2 local business persons to serve on the committee.
Application for Wolf Depredation Compensation