Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the governing body that provides support, guidance, and oversight to guarantee the steady functioning of the CWMA. Steering Committee members are represented by our stakeholders and are elected into their roles by CWMA signatories. The Steering Committee will convene as needed to administer CWMA tasks and projects, but will meet a minimum of 4 times a year.

Goals and Objectives

  • Ensure smooth operations of the CWMA
  • Seek stable, adequate funds, staff and other resources to carry out CWMA priority tasks and programs
  • Assist committees in carrying out their work to advance CWMA initiatives

Committee Members

Lucas Nipp

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Steering Committee Co-Chair/Oregon Representative

Term: 2022-2023

Angie Kimpo

Portland Water Bureau

Steering Committee Co-Chair/Oregon Representative

Term: 2021-2022

Emily Stevenson

Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Program

Washington Representative/Education & Outreach Committee Chair

Term: 2021-2022

Sam Leininger

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District

Fiscal Administrator

Ex Officio

Kate Conley

Columbia Land Trust

At-Large Representative

Term: 2022-2023

Sara Woods

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust

Washington Representative

Term: 2022-2023

Christina Mead

U.S. Forest Service – Mt. Hood National Forest

At-Large Representative

Term: 2021-2022

Courtney Gattuso

Western Invasives Network

WIN Coordinator

CWMA Coordinator

Bee Sinichko

Columbia Gorge CWMA


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