Would you like to help make the Salmonberry Trail successful in Washington County?


Members of the Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency are excited to announce the opportunity to apply for membership on the Valley Segment Planning Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee. There are 10-15 seats available for committee membership for a term beginning in January 2018.

About the Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee

The committee will advise the Co-Conveners (Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington County, and the Washington County Visitor’s Association) on all matters related to development of the Salmonberry Trail in Washington County, including trail alignments, trailhead designs and funding priorities. The committee will be comprised of a cross-section of stakeholders, including representatives of local governments, adjacent landowners, community members, local business interests, potential trail user groups, and motivated and knowledgeable trail enthusiasts. 

Member Qualifications

AAC members must:

  • Be a resident or business owner in the communities of Banks, Buxton, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Manning, North Plains, Timber or have substantial interest in the development of the trail
  • Have good communication skills for working on a committee
  • Commit to attending up to five 2-hour meetings (night meetings, most likely held in Banks) and participating in the work of the committee
  • Contributes constructively and positively
  • Acts as a liaison to organizations they may represent

Appointed members will serve a one-year term (January 2018 - December 2018).

Membership Selection Criteria

AAC members will be intentionally selected to include a diversity of perspectives on the committee. Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Exhibit a commitment to the successful development of the Salmonberry Trail
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trail design issues
  • Contribute to demographic diversity on the committee
  • Contribute to geographic diversity on the committee
  • Contribute to a diversity of trail-related perspectives on the committee, such as any combination of the following demonstrated interests/perspectives:

-commercial/ business/ economic development knowledge
-adjacent landowner and/or local community member
-disability experience/ awareness of the different ways people “recreate”
-safety advocacy
-social or racial justice experience
-recreational user (such as leisure walking, running/ jogging, cycling, horse riding)
-children/ education/ youth engagement
-service to vulnerable communities/ underserved populations

Application materials may be submitted November 27, 2017 through December 10, 2017. Selected members will be notified at the end of December 2017 for terms beginning January 2018.