News and Updates

We are thrilled to share that SB 327 has unanimously passed the Senate floor with a 30-0 vote! This bill fixes the Johnson v. Gibson case by extending immunity from liability to employees, agents, and volunteers of a landowner who permits the public to recreate on their land free of charge...
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Read the latest Legislative Update from the SDAO Government Affairs Department!


   The SDAO Internship Grant Program is accepting applications! Learn more about the program and apply today. 

  SDAO is looking for individuals to assist us on the Awards Committee and Conference and Education Committee. We also are seeking Legislative Program Advocates and volunteers to assist SDAO members with answering questions on identified areas of expertise. Submit the Committee and Volunteer Interest Form to get involved. 


SDAO Annual Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the SDAO Annual Conference in Portland! We had a great time meeting you and hope you had a wonderful experience. Session handouts will remain on the conference website until this fall. We hope to see everyone at the 2018 SDAO Annual Conference in Seaside February 9-11, 2018!

Video: Oregon Special Districts

Special Districts OPB Interview

Frank Stratton, SDAO Executive Director, was featured on OPB's Think Out Loud to speak about Oregon's special districts. Click here to listen to the segment.