Chehalem Park and Recreation District Serving Newberg & Dundee, Oregon since 1967
The Board of Directors is an elected board of five. The Board meets at 6p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, with exceptions for holidays. Public is always welcome.

Board of Directors



The next regular Board meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14th at Chehalem Cultural Center (Note atypical time and place due to holiday schedule).

Congratulations Mike McBride, awarded the 2014 Service Award for the Board member category by Special Districts Association of Oregon. 

About the Board

The CPRD Board of Directors includes five elected members. Terms are four years. Elections are held through Yamhill County every odd year; two members run on one odd year, and the other three run on the other odd year. In order to serve on the Board, you must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter, and live within the geographic boundaries of CPRD (Newberg and Dundee). If you are interested in running for a Board position, contact Yamhill County Clerk at (503) 554-7850.

CPRD board meetings are generally held at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the CPRD administration office at 125 S. Elliott Road in Newberg, Oregon. The public is welcome. Questions? Call the office at (503) 554-0283.

The Board meets only if necessary in July, November and December, due to holidays and Newberg Old Fashioned Festival in July.

Current Board Members

Don Loving


Email: Don Loving

Term expires June 30, 2019

Forest Grove native Don Loving has a long history with CPRD, including coaching youth sports and participating in basketball and softball leagues. Don was also a driving force behind the creation of the Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. He has served on the board since 1991.  

Don graduated from University of Oregon with a B.S. in journalism and served as a radio news director and sports newspaper editor. Currently, he is Public Affairs Director for Council 75 (Oregon) of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.Don is also an elected member of the Deacon Board and treasurer of Family Life Church in Newberg.

Don and Anna Loving married in 1984 and have two adult children, Michael and Elizabeth.

Peter Siderius

Vice President

Email:Peter Siderius

Term expires June 30, 2017

Peter served on the CPRD Budget Committee for two years before he was appointed to the board. He has taught biology, ecology, and horticulture at Newberg High School for 18 years and oversees its remarkable horticulture program.

Peter is actively involved with many local civic organizations and has been intimately involved in numerous projects in Newberg, including beautification along main thoroughfares, educational outreach projects and various landscaping projects with the City of Newberg, CPRD and the Newberg School District.

"I find the work that CPRD does in our community to fit in with my interests and my desire to serve in my community," said Peter.

Bart Rierson


Bart Rierson

Email:Bart Rierson

Term expires June 30, 2019 

Bart Rierson joined the Board in January, 2014 (to complete the term vacated by Larry Anderson). 

Bart has been resident of Newberg since 1987. A current city councilor, Bart has served on Newberg City Council since 2006.

Bart has been involved with CPRD for years, serving as a CPRD Budget Committee and volunteer. He served as project manager for the Ford Family Leadership Class Chehalem Paddle Launch project, which has become the CPRD Chehalem Paddle Launch. He says his favorite CPRD projects are the Chehalem Paddle Launch and Chehalem Heritage Trails.

Bart's prior Civic involvement activities include Newberg Planning Commission, Newberg Downtown Revitalization Committee, City of Newberg Budget Committee, Newberg City Club Member, Graduate of Chamber of Commerce and Ford Family Leadership programs.

Mike McBride

Email: Mike McBride 

Term expires June 30, 2017

Mike McBride has served on the board since 1983. He is a self-employed Farmers Insurance agent. He is also Chairman of Fundraising for Newberg Kiwanis, and has been voted Kiwanian of the Year twice.

Two of the board’s accomplishments Mike is especially proud of during his tenure are the creation of Chehalem Senior Center and Chehalem Golf Course.

Mike Ragsdale

Larry Anderson - Director

Email: Mike Ragsdale
Phone: (503) 201-2916

Term expires June 30, 2017

 Mike is married and has three children and three grandchildren.

Mike Ragsdale is active in several civic organizations besides CPRD. He is executive director of the Newberg Downtown Coalition, a member of the Newberg Early Bird Rotary, the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Yamhill County Parkway Committee, and serves on the boards of the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition and the Chehalem Valley Cultural Center Association.

Mike has been involved in community building for many years as an elected official and community volunteer. He represented Washington County as State Representative and State Senator and was the presiding officer of METRO.

Mike is a fifth generation Oregonian. He and his wife Diane live in Dundee with their dog Chi.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Dec 2015 Agenda 12-14-15  
Nov 2015 No meeting No meeting
 Oct 2015 Agenda 10-22-15   
Sept 2015 Agenda 09-24-15 Minutes 09-24-15 
August 2015 Agenda 08-27-15  Minutes 08-27-15
July 2015 No meeting No meeting
June 2015 Agenda 06-25-15 Minutes 06-25-15
May 2015 Agenda 05-28-15 Minutes 05-28-15 
April 2015 Agenda 04-23-15 Minutes 04-23-15
March 2015 Agenda 03-26-15  Minutes 03-26-15
Feb 2015 Agenda 02-26-15 Minutes 02-26-15
Jan 2015 Agenda 01-22-15 Minutes 01-22-15 
Dec 2014 Agenda 12-04-14 Minutes 12-04-14
Nov 2014 No meeting No meeting
Oct 23, 2014 Agenda 10-23-14  Minutes 10-23-14
Sept 25, 20104 Agenda 09-25-14 Minutes 9-25-14 
Aug 28, 2014 Agenda 08-28-14 Minutes 08-28-14 
July 24, 2014 Agenda 07-24-14 Minutes 07-24-14 
June 26, 2014 Agenda 06-24-14 Minutes 06-26-14 
May 22, 2014 Agenda 5-22-14 Minutes 5-22-14 
Apr 24, 2014 Agenda 4-24-14 Minutes 4-24-14  
Mar 27, 2014 Agenda 3-27-14 Minutes 3-27-14 
Mar 5, 2014 Agenda 3-5-14 Minutes 3-5-14 
Feb 2014 Agenda 2-2014 Minutes 2-2014.pdf 
Jan 2014 Agenda 1-2014 Minutes 1-2014.pdf 
Dec 2013 Agenda 12-3-13 Minutes 12-4-13.doc 
Nov 2013 No meeting No meeting 
Oct 2013 Agenda Minutes.doc 
Sept 2013 Agenda Minutes 
Aug 2013 Agenda Minutes 
July 2013 No meeting No meeting 
June 2013 Agenda Minutes 
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April 2013  Agenda Minutes
March 2013 Agenda Minutes
Feb 2013 Agenda Minutes
Jan 2013 Agenda Minutes
Dec 2012 Agenda Minutes
Nov 2012 No meeting No meeting
Oct 2012 Agenda Minutes
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Aug 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 9, 2012   Minutes
June 2012 Agenda Minutes 
June 14, 2012 Agenda Minutes
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April 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 2012 Agenda Minutes
Feb 2012 Agenda Minutes
Jan 2012 Agenda Minutes
Dec 2011 Agenda Minutes
Nov 2011 No meeting No meeting
Oct 2011 Agenda Minutes
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Dec. 9, 2010 Agenda  Minutes
Oct. 28, 2010 Agenda Minutes
Sept. 23, 2010 Agenda Minutes
 Aug. 26, 2010   Minutes

Note: Agendas for upcoming Board of Directors meeting and minutes of previous Chehalem Park and Recreation District Board of Directors meetings can also be obtained by contacting the District Office Secretary at (503) 554-0283.

Agendas and minutes are available for download on this webpage. If you need additional assistance, call (503) 554-0283.


Budget Committee Members
Elijah Dickson           2016-17
Andrew Yinger         2016-17
Lisa Rogers                2015-16
Elizabeth Comfort    2014-15
Bob Phillips                2014-15

In addition to these committee members, the CPRD Board of Directors also serves on the Budget Committee.

Terms are from when appointed (tentatively scheduled for April 2015) to 2017 – 18. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors. In order to be eligible to serve on the Budget Committee, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter, and live within the geographic boundaries of the District.

Interesting in applying when a term expires? Applications may be downloaded here, or picked up at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center at 1802 Haworth Ave., or CPRD Administration Office at 125 S. Elliott Road in Newberg. Completed applications may be dropped off at either location or submitted by email to

2015 - 16 Budget 

A summary of the 2015 - 16 budget is presented below, in the Form LB-1.  A copy of the detailed budget may be inspected or obtained at Administrative Office 125 S. Elliott Road between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  This budget is for an annual budget period.  This budget was prepared on a basis of accounting that is the same as the preceding year. 

Available to view and download now:

2015 - 2016 Budget Message and General Fund Information

Form LB - 1 - Download Excel Document

2015 - 16 Budget Calendar Highlights

Jan. 22, 2015  Appoint Budget Officer and adopt Budget Calendar
Feb. 26             Appoint committee members
Feb. 27             Submit advertisement for the two expiring terms
March 4           Newberg Graphic to publish advertisement
March 13         Submit legal notice of meeting and public hearing
March 18         Newberg Graphic to publish notice
March 18         Post notice on CPRD website
March 20         Deadline for applications to serve on committee
March 26         Board to appoint committee members, if necessary
April 1              Budget becomes available to public, committee, and Board
April 7              Public Budget Committee meeting at 6 p.m. at CPRD Administration Office, budget may be approved
April 8 - 10      Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed, always at 6 p.m. at the Administration Office
April 24            Submit Budget Summary and legal notice of public budget hearing to Newberg Graphic
April 29            Newberg Graphic to publish summary and notice
May 28             Public hearing at 6 p.m. at CPRD Administration Office
June 25            Board to consider adopting the budget
July 10             Submit budget and resolutions to Yamhill County Clerk; submit tax certification documents to Yamhill County Assessor's Office.


Contact Us

District Office (503) 554-0283
Registration (503) 537-2909

Kat Ricker, Public Information Coordinator

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