Oregon Legislative Town Halls
To find more town halls, where you can meet your state legislators to ask them to cosponsor our bill SJM 2 or help our movement get a hearing, visit this calendar which shows the ones that are happening in the next 5 days. To be notified of later town halls, sign up for your legislators’ newsletters at the Oregon Legislature website, or sign up for Oregon Citizens’ Lobby action alerts (use the form at bottom of their page). You can also ask to meet your legislator in the capitol at any time (and invite us to attend the meeting with you).
Oregon Speaker of the House Town Hall
April 1 Corvallis. Learn more here
Official County Board Meetings
In several eastern Oregon 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. By law, all of them allow you to teleconference.
They will usually 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)
Morrow: the commissioners choose the dates for the meetings.
Klamath: the county government’s Border Relocation Board meets 1pm June 19, September 11, December 11 this year (2023). Ballot question: “Should a Board be created to study border relocation benefits for Klamath county residents?”
Sherman: the county measure was approved by voters, but does not require board meetings. The ballot question was: “Shall Sherman County be responsible for promoting moving Oregon-Idaho border to make Sherman County, Oregon a territory of Idaho?”
Wheeler: the ballot question was advisory and does not require meetings. The question was: “Should Wheeler County request Oregon State Representatives and Senators to use taxpayer dollars to work towards moving the Idaho state border to include Wheeler County?”
GRANT COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho
April 5 (Wednesday), at the Courthouse, Main Floor, 201 S Humbolt Street, Canyon City, OR 97820. Time is yet to be announced.
The meeting is open to the public. Details should be posted here soon: https://grantcountyoregon.net/AgendaCenter/Grant-County-Court-2
to join remotely instead of in-person, JOIN THE WEBEX MEETING:
BY LIVE STREAM LINK: https://grantcountycourt.my.webex.com/meet/gccourtadmin
MEETING NUMBER (ACCESS CODE): 2569 286 8701
FROM A MOBILE DEVICE: +1–650–479–3208,,25692868701##
BY PHONE: 1–650–479–3208
Town Hall: Oregon Senate President Rob Wagner
Submit questions by April 21, attend April 23. Lake Oswego. Learn more here.
He is the only one who can grant our movement a hearing in the Oregon Senate, so please tell him why you support the movement and ask if he will allow a hearing on our movement.
Wallowa County Election Forum
Sponsored by Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce & Rotary Club
April 30 (Sunday), 4pm, Enterprise, Oregon, Cloverleaf Hall, 668 NW 1st Street
Hear local candidates. Learn about the Greater Idaho and county weed levy measures.
MALHEUR COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho
LAKE COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho
May 24 (Wednesday) 10 AM, 513 Center ST, Lakeview, OR at the County Administrative building.
Attend in person or on Zoom. Use the link below to join the meeting on Zoom (comments can be typed in the chat box):
UNION COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho
June 14 (Wednesday) 9 am Joseph Annex Building, 1106 K Avenue, La Grande. Meetings are open to public attendance in person
Ask the commissioners to write a letter to their state legislators from their board. And ask them to have the EOCA (Eastern Oregon Counties Association) do the same thing now that 11 EOCA counties have voted in favor.
- In order to provide public comment; you may also submit by mail to: 1106 K. Avenue, La Grande, Oregon, 97850.
- By email, you may submit to: email@example.com
- Zoom link: try each: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89236071236 or https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81420006863
- To connect to the teleconference by phone and provide comments please call: 253 215 8782 and enter meeting ID number: 814 2000 6863 or 892 3607 1236
The county can update the information about the meeting: visit the county website
Klamath County’s official Border Relocation Board meeting
Jun 19 (Monday) 1pm You can learn how to watch the meeting at the County’s website.
This board is set up by the county government as required by a ballot initiative approved by county voters. You can try to be appointed to be on the board by applying to the county clerk if she is still accepting applications.
BAKER COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho
July 12 (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
July 26, 8:30 am at the County Courtroom.
To use the internet to join the Zoom meeting, click here.
To phone into the Zoom meeting call 346-248-7799 and use this info: Meeting ID: 825 0469 3972 Passcode: 605839 One tap mobile +13462487799,,82504693972#,,,,*605839#
JEFFERSON COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho
Aug 15 (Wednesday) 8:15 AM Commission Meeting Room, 66 SE “D” Street, Madras
You can learn how to attend the meeting at the County’s website after Aug 15. Check back for correct time and location.
Greater Idaho Convention
Postponed to Fall 2023 Saturday morning and afternoon, Eagle Crest, Oregon (just west of Redmond)