The Deschutes River Conservancy's
Board of Directors

The Deschutes River Conservancy's board is comprised of ​29 diverse stakeholders, all with a vested interest in water in Central Oregon. Board members represent agricultural, tribal, ranching, environmental, timber, recreational, municipal, fish & wildlife, and hydroelectric interests in Central Oregon. As a consensus-based organization, the Deschutes River Conservancy relies on a unanimous vote by the board of directors for project approval.


John Allen - US Department of Agriculture, Deschutes National Forest

Rick Allen - Jefferson County

Ron Angell - At Large

Bob Bell - At Large

Bruce Bischof - At Large

Nathan Boddie - Central Oregon Cities Organization (COCO)

Linda (Bo) Bonotto - At Large

Mike Britton - Irrigation

Robert A. Brunoe, Vice-Chair - The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation

Doug DeFlitch - Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation

Chris Gannon - Crook County​

Nancy Gilbert - US Fish and Wildlife Service

Kyle Gorman - State of Oregon
Oregon Water Resources Department

Ellen Grover - Secretary, Non-Voting
Karnopp Petersen LLP

Jay Henry, Chair - At Large

Craig Horrell - At Large
Central Oregon Irrigation District

Michael LaLonde - At Large

Richard Macy - Irrigation
North Unit Irrigation District

Jim Manion - Tribal
Warm Springs Water & Power Enterprises

Jade Mayer - Treasurer, At Large

Gregory McClarren - Environment

​Tom Nilan - Hydroelectric

Damien Nurre - Recreation & Tourism

John Shelk - Timber
Ochoco Lumber Company

William Smith - Land Development
William Smith Properties Inc.

Mike Tripp - Environment

Alan Unger - Deschutes County

Vacant - Grazing/Livestock

Ted Wise - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife



DRC Board meetings are open to the public. To view the available agendas for specific meetings, please click the date links below.

DRC Board Meeting Dates:


March 6, 2015

June 11, 2015

September 10, 2015

December 10, 2015

March 3, 2016

June 8, 2016

Meeting agendas are determined by the executive committee and are subject to change. Please call Debbie Conners at 541 382-4077 ext.10 for more information.

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