EVENTS

BAKER COUNTY Commissioners’ weekly meeting

May 18 (Wednesday)  9am at the Courthouse, 1995 Third St., Baker City, OR, located on the 1st floor next to the elevator in Room #190.   

Commissioners are scheduled to consider signing a letter about Greater Idaho to their state legislators.  You can encourage them to do so during the public comment period at 9am before they vote after 9:15.

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.”

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.

LAKE COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

May 25 (Wednesday) 10 AM, 513 Center ST, Lakeview, OR at the County Administrative building.

use the link below to join the meeting on Zoom (comments can be typed in the chat box):
https://zoom.us/j/91484568866

Greater Idaho Central Oregon Chapter meeting

first Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, in Prineville at the County Park & Rec’s Juniper Art Guild building at 1635 SE  Mountview Rd, Prineville. The cross street is Coombs Flat Rd.  It is in a small park located (across the creek) behind Starbucks. It originally was the historic office of Ochoco Lumber.

All are welcome to attend. We will discuss how we can advance the movement locally, and have local state legislators and commissioner candidates to speak with us. 

UNION COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

June 8 (Wednesday) 1pm.

  • 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: visit the county website

BAKER COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

July 13 (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 27 at the County Courtroom.  If attendance is large, the meeting will be moved upstairs or downstairs.

Check the county website for information on calling in or using Zoom.

GRANT COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

August 3 (Wednesday), 9:15 am at the Courthouse, Main Floor, 201 S Humbolt Street, Canyon City, OR 97820. 

The meeting is open to the public. Details should be posted here soon: https://grantcountyoregon.net/AgendaCenter

Last year, these were the instructions: 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

JEFFERSON COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

August 17 (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 as the date approaches.


MALHEUR COUNTY Commissioners’ meeting on Greater Idaho

Sept 12 (Monday), 9:00 am
 
Please attend to show our commissioners that there is local support, and they should send a letter to Sen. Findley and Rep. Owens about bringing this issue to the state legislature.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
Where: Malheur County Courthouse, 251 B St. W., Vale
How: you can show up in-person,
or by phone: (571) 317-3129, access code 299-510-653;
or online via GoToMeeting: https://meet.goto.com/MCPZ/malheur-county-court New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/299510653
 
Written comments will be accepted up to and during the meeting, and can be sent to Kim Ross at kim.ross@malheurco.org. Oral comments may also be given at the meeting.