EVENTS

Official County Board Meetings

In seven counties, voters passed ordinances requiring the County Court or Board of Commissioners to meet regularly. It’s up to the commissioners to choose a time and place. Sometimes you’ll find information about the meeting on the county website. Some allow you to teleconference.

Most will allow a public comment time when attendees can try to convince the commissioners and anyone listening (sometimes journalists) why they should join the movement to move the Oregon/Idaho border, so please attend if you can.   Please ask the county commissioners in eastern Oregon to get the Eastern Oregon Counties Association to issue a press release in support of moving the border.

Oregon state Senator Lynn Findley was quoted in the Blue Mountain Eagle (and his email to us) that he would be willing to work toward moving the Oregon/Idaho border to include eastern and southern Oregon if he receives letters in support from county commissioners and county court members whose counties are in his district boundaries. Also, state Rep. Owens wrote “I look forward to seeing what direction that the counties and the voters will provide to Senator Findley and I to move forward on.”  So ask your county commissioners to write to their state legislators.

Malheur: second Monday of every January, May, and September

Lake: fourth Wednesday of every January, May, and September

Union: second Wednesday of every February, June, and October

Baker: second Wednesday of every March, July and November

Harney: fourth Wednesday of every March, July and November

Grant: first Wednesday of every April, August, and December

Jefferson: third Wednesday of every February and August (only twice a year)

Sherman: the Sherman County measure was approved by voters, but does not require meetings.

GRANT COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

December 1 (Wednesday), 9am at the Courthouse, Main Floor, 201 S Humbolt Street, Canyon City, OR 97820. 

The upcoming meeting of the Grant County Court is an important one because Commissioner Sam Palmer is ready to ask the Court to send a letter to state Rep. Mark Owens and Sen. Lynn Findley. He’ll need the support of one more member of the Court. Sen. Findley has said he’ll bring Greater Idaho legislation to the Oregon Legislature if he gets letters from county courts.

The meeting is open to the public.

To call in, dial 541-575-4014. When asked, enter Conference ID number 8357#. When asked, enter Pin number 4499#. Mute your phone by pressing *6

Although the county government does not livestream its meetings, sometimes the Blue Mountain Eagle will on its Facebook page.

Oregon state Senator Lynn Findley was quoted in the Blue Mountain Eagle (and his email to us) that he would be willing to work toward moving the Oregon/Idaho border to include eastern and southern Oregon if he receives letters in support from county commissioners and county court members whose counties are in his district boundaries. Also, state Rep. Owens wrote “I look forward to seeing what direction that the counties and the voters will provide to Senator Findley and I to move forward on.”  So ask your county commissioners to write to their state legislators.

Klamath Falls Gun Show

December 4, 9-5, Klamath Falls

Come visit our table just outside the front door of the gun show. Meet Mike McCarter, president of Citizens for Greater Idaho. For more info, click: www.igunshows.com/Klamath-Falls-Gun-Show

Greater Idaho Central Oregon Chapter Meeting

December 8, 6:30 pm: Prineville.  location TBD

All are welcome to attend. We will discuss how we can advance the movement locally, such as asking the officials in Wheeler County, Gilliam County, and Maupin to put Greater Idaho on the ballot, and inviting local state legislators to speak with us. We are making reports on the pros and cons of moving the Oregon/Idaho border, so input and experts in particular areas such as taxes, ranching, water masters, farm deferral, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Klamath Falls Event

December 9 (Thursday), 11 am, at Klamath County Courthouse front steps, 316 Main St., Klamath Falls. (Circuit Court Courthouse)

Please attend to pick up lawn signs and banners: meet Mike McCarter, president of Citizens for Greater Idaho, as he submits signatures to the County Clerk to force Greater Idaho onto the Klamath County ballot for May 2022.  Media are expected to film the event.

MALHEUR COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

Jan 10, 2021 (Monday), 9am MT.  This meeting is online only. More info may be available at www.malheurco.org/county-court.

This meeting will include a public comment time when attendees can try to convince the commissioners and anyone listening (sometimes journalists) why they should join the movement to move the Oregon/Idaho border, so please attend if you can.   Oregon state Senator Lynn Findley was quoted in the Blue Mountain Eagle (and his email to us) that he would be willing to work toward moving the Oregon/Idaho border to include eastern and southern Oregon if he receives letters in support from county commissioners and county court members whose counties are in his district boundaries. Also, state Rep. Owens wrote “I look forward to seeing what direction that the counties and the voters will provide to Senator Findley and I to move forward on.”  So ask your county commissioners to write to their state legislators.

If you’d like to email comments to be read during the meeting, send them to Kim.Ross@malheurco.org

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Greater Idaho Central Oregon Chapter meeting

Jan 2020, Prineville (date and location TBD)

All are welcome to attend. We will host state rep. Vicki Breese-Iverson, so this is your chance to tell her why you support the Greater Idaho movement and ask her to cosponsor our bills in the upcoming session of the Oregon Legislature.

LAKE COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

Jan 26, 2021 (Wednesday)

UNION COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

Feb 9, 2022 (Wednesday) 9am. 

  • In order to provide public comment; you may submit by mail to: 1106 K. Avenue, La Grande, Oregon, 97850. 
  • By email, you may submit to: amoore@union-county.org
  • Do not use the usual Zoom link. For this meeting, use: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89236071236
  • To connect to the teleconference by phone and provide comments please call: 253 215 8782 and enter meeting ID number:  892 3607 1236

The county might update the information about the meeting: click here

JEFFERSON COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

February 16, 2022 (Wednesday)

We’re looking for people to show up in person or on Zoom to speak up on behalf of the idea of moving the Oregon/Idaho border.

Our goal for this meeting is to convince the Commissioners and onlookers (and any press that might be there) that moving the border would be good for Jefferson County. We also want to ask the County Commissioners to get the Eastern Oregon Counties Association to issue a press release in support of moving the border. Also let them know that we did reach out to the Warm Springs tribal council, but didn’t hear back.

You can learn how to attend the meeting at the County’s website: www.jeffco.net/administration/page/board-commissioners-special-meeting-11

Deadline for submitting signatures for a May Election

Feb 16 2022 (but you need to get them to us days ahead of time so we can count, collate, and submit them to the county clerk by then).

We don’t lose any signatures if we fail to meet this date. If we miss the February date in a county, we can keep gathering signatures at least a couple more weeks for the November 2022 Election.  The final deadline is March, April, or June 2022, depending on the county.

BAKER COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

March 9, 2022 (Wednesday)  9am at the Courthouse, 1995 Third St., Baker City, OR, located on the 1st floor next to the elevator in Room #190.   

You can attend in person or via Zoom: www.bakercounty.org/online/meetings.html

If you use Zoom, “to participate, to use the ‘raise your hand’ or chat feature. We will either ask the question on your behalf or unmute your microphone.”

HARNEY COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

March 23 9am at the County Courtroom.

Those unable to attend may call in.  Perhaps at that time you will still be able to use the following numbers  to comment: 877-402-9757 access code 23857174# beginning at 9:05 am. 

Oregon state Senator Lynn Findley was quoted in the Blue Mountain Eagle (and his email to us) that he would be willing to work toward moving the Oregon/Idaho border to include eastern and southern Oregon if he receives letters in support from county commissioners and county court members whose counties are in his district boundaries. Also, state Rep. Owens wrote “I look forward to seeing what direction that the counties and the voters will provide to Senator Findley and I to move forward on.”  So ask your county commissioners to write to their state legislators.