Columbia River Gorge Commission
Develops and implements policies and programs that protect and enhance the scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Gorge, while encouraging growth within existing urban areas of the Gorge and allowing development outside urban areas consistent with resource protection; sets policy for protecting the non-federal lands in the Gorge; serves as the appeals board for Scenic Area land use decisions issued by a county or by the Commission’s Executive Director and challenged by another party; works with Gorge counties who administer the land use ordinances that implement the Management Plan; and certifies grants and loans by Oregon and Washington's Investment Boards to encourage economic growth in the Gorge.
|Policy Area||Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development|
|Total Board Positions||6|
|Statutory Authority||RCW 43.97.025|
|Public Disclosure Required?||No|
|Senate Confirmation Required?||Yes|
|Compensation||subsistence allowance and travel expenses|
|Term Length (years)||4|
|Statutory Term Limits|
Member Requirements: Residents of the state of Washington, at least one whom shall be a resident of the scenic area as defined in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. Each member appointed by the governor shall be subject to confirmation by the Washington state senate and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor until their term shall expire or until a disqualifying change in residence.