Since 1992, the Oregon Water Coalition has been providing relevant information about water and irrigated agriculture to growers, residents, and visitors of Eastern Oregon.
The Oregon Water Coalition aims to promote the responsible development, conservation, and utilization of land and water resources in Oregon, particularly northeastern Oregon. The Coalition assists water users by providing a slate of resources and information about water-related legislation, regional water news, and grant opportunities. In addition to collaborations with local partners, the Coalition strives to facilitate partnerships statewide with the goal of bridging the gap between urban and rural Oregon.
our board of directors
RAY KOPACZ, President
Manager, Stanfield Irrigation District | Board member since 2000
GIBB EVANS, Vice president
Vice President, IRZ Consulting | Board member since 2006
J.R. COOK, secretary-treasureR
Director, Northeast Oregon Water Association | Board member since 2016
President, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce | Board member since 2017
Owner, Generation-2 Farms | Board member since 2006
Owner, Madison Ranches | Board member since 2012
Assistant Professor--Horticulture, OSU-HAREC | Board member since 2017
Owner, Desert Springs Water | Board member since 2006
Community Development Director, City of Umatilla | Board member since 2017