1) Committee Development and Terms:
- In 2004 HoodRiverCounty developed the Forest Recreation Trail Committee. The Committee is comprised of 13 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) who represent the various users who utilize the trail system including, two citizens, one Forest Advisory Committee member, and one Ex-officio member from the OregonParks and Recreation Department. The Committee meets with the Forestry Department and local stakeholders and discusses various trail system development and management issues. 

Committee members are appointed to 3-year terms. At the end of each term positions are advertised to the public. Members whose terms expire can also re-apply for the positions if desired. Applicants must be HoodRiverCounty residents. The BOC conducts interviews and appoints new members. Positions are also re-opened if Committee members resign mid-term.

2) Meetings:
- Trail Committee meetings are normally held on a quarterly basis but can be scheduled anytime as needed. Meetings usually take place on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm and are held in the Oregon State University Extension Service Center Conference Room. The ConferenceCenter is located at 2990 Experiment Station Drive (the road next to Your Rental and PartyCenter) in HoodRiver.

3) Committee Vacancies:
- As of February 12, 2014 there is one vacancy on the Trail Committee that needs to be filled. This member represents the motorcycle user group. HoodRiverCounty is now accepting applications from the public for this position. A blank Volunteer Membership Application can be picked up at the County Administration Office or the County Forestry Department Office. Please complete the application and return it to Hood River County Administration, 601 State   Street, Hood River, Oregon97031 by 5:00pm March 6th, 2014. Interviews and new appointments will be made at the Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting on March 17th, 2014.

Additional Information
The Hood River County Board of Commissioners are taking applications from citizens of Hood River County interested in serving the community by volunteering to become a member of the following committee.

                         Committee                                    Position Available

          Forest Recreation Trail Committee         1 Motorcycle Representative

Applicants must currently be legal residents of HoodRiverCounty and comply with meeting requirements. Applications and additional information are available at the County Administration Office, 601 State Street, Hood River, Oregon97031 or by calling (541)386-3970. The deadline to return completed applications is 5:00pm Thursday March 6, 2014. The Board of Commissioners will conduct interviews on Monday March 17, 2014, time to be determined.

4) Questions:

- Contact the HRC Forestry Department at: (541) 387-6888.
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