Committee Descriptions

The Oregon Country Fair operates with the help of several committees and the dedication of their members. Committees are created and members appointed by the Board of Directors. Some committees are standing entities, meeting all year-round, while others meet only on an as-needed or occasional basis. If you are interested in receiving more information about a particular committee, please e-mail the office office@oregoncountryfair.org and well pass your inquiry along to the committee members.

Archaeology
The OCF site is home of many important archaeological sites protected by state law. This committee works with the Archaeology Crew to oversee the sites and make sure they are protected.
Barter Fair Task Force -
The Barter Fair Task Force is charged with exploring how to create and maintain a Monday marketplace that is safe and in keeping with the critical missions of the Oregon Country Fair.
Budget
The Budget Committee meets for several months annually to review operational and capital project budget requests and make recommendations to the Board based on these reviews.
By-Laws
The By-laws Committee meets periodically to make by-law change recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Community Center
The Community Center Committee meets monthly to plan the design, building and fundraising for an on-site, upland kitchen and gathering place.
Craft
The Craft Committee meets monthly to deal with matters related to crafters who sell their work at the Fair.
Diversity Taks Force
The Diversity Task Force explores ways to celebrate and expand the diverse groups attending and working at the Fair.
 
Elders
The Elders Committee meets monthly to work on issues of interest to Fair elders. They review applications for Elder status from Fair participants who are at least 55 years of age and have worked at the Fair for at least 20 years.
Elections
The Elections Committee meets in the fall to manage the election of the Board of Directors.
Endowment
The Endowment Committee meets twice a year to manage disbursements from the OCF Bill Wooten Memorial Endowment Fund which offers grants to schools and arts organizations in the Fern Ridge area.
Financial Planning
The Financial Planning committee meets once a year to set revenue projections and make financial recommendations for Board approval.
Food
Food Committee works on issues related to food vendors at the Fair, including selecting new vendors if space is available.
 
 
Jill Heiman Vision Fund
This committee meets annually to review proposals from non-profit organizations requesting funds from our Jill Heiman Vision Fund. These grants are funded by donations from Fair participants and guests.
Land Use Management Planning
They meet monthly to deal with issues related to the management and use of our properties in Veneta.
Path Planning
This committee meets monthly to work on issues related to booth placement and other uses of the Fair site for the our three-day event.
Peach Power
This Committee works on sustainability issues related to our use of power.
Personnel
This Committee meets frequently to work with any issues related to our employees, including making hiring recommendations to the Board.
Poster
This committee meets annually to develop the poster for the coming Fair, including selecting the artist and design.
Vision Action
This committee meets regularly to review our progress on our comonn organizational goals.
 
 
Youth Program Development - Culture Jam
Works on developing programs for youth and overseeing Culture Jam, our week-long summer camp for teenagers.