Commissions & Committees

The mission of Ashland’s Conservation Commission is to educate and advocate for the wise use of resources by the city government and the people of Ashland. The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Meetings are open to the public.

The Conservation Commission consists of nine voting members including one representative each from the solid waste franchisee for the City, Southern Oregon University, and the Ashland School District, and six other voting members.

The powers, duties and responsibilities of the Commission are to educate and advocate for the wise and efficient use of resources by the City of Ashland and Ashland citizens.
The Commission recommends to the City Council the adoption of policies, implementation strategies and funding related to:
  • Recycling, source reduction and solid waste/landfill issues;
  • Electric conservation issues;
  • Water conservation issues;
  • Resource conservation issues;
  • New power resource decisions, but not decisions involving wholesale power contracts;
  • Renewable Resource decisions;
  • Education of citizens about resource efficiency issues


Commission News & Events



Conservation Commission links:

Current Projects

Commission Goals for 2013-2014

Annual Awards

For a complete list of the various conservation programs available to residents and businesses within Ashland, please go to


Established Meetings Length of Term
1996 Meets 4th Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Community Development Building, 51 Winburn Way Members (3 year terms expiring April 30)


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
*VACANCY * At Large Member
Roxane Beigel-Coryell SOU Representative
Risa Buck Commissioner - Vice Chair 8/2/2016 4/30/2019
Cara Cruickshank Commissioner 5/5/2015 4/30/2018
Traci Darrow Council Liaison 5/1/2017 4/30/2018
Adam Hanks Staff Liaison
Marni Koopman Commissioner - Chair 8/8/2012 4/30/2019
James McGinnis Commissioner 8/21/2007 4/30/2018
Jamie Rosenthal Recology Representative
David Sommer ASD Representative
Mark Weir Commissioner  11/15/2011 4/30/2018

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
2/21/2018 1:30 PM 2:30 PM Waste Prevention Subcommittee
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2/28/2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Conservation Commission Meeting
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