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 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27th at CPRD Administration Office.  


A public meeting of the Budget Committee to discuss the budget for fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 will be held at 6 p.m. on Tues., April 8 at the CPRD Administration Office at 125 S. Elliott Road in Newberg. The purpose is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. If necessary additional meetings may be held at 6 p.m. on April 9, 10, or 11 at 125 S. Elliott Road, until the budget is approved. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 1 at 125 S. Elliott Road, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

NEWS - Bart Rierson appointed to Board

At the Jan. 23rd meeting, the Board of Directors appointed Bart Rierson as its newest Director. Rierson will complete the term vacated by Larry Anderson. This term expires June 30, 2015. 

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.


2014 - 15 Budget Calendar Highlights

Jan. 23

Appoint Budget Officer and adopt budget calendar

March 27

Appoint Budget Committee Members

April 1

Budget available to public at Administration Office

April 8

Budget Committee meeting 6 p.m. at Administration Office. Vote to approve budget. Public input welcome

April 9 - 11

Additional meetings may be held if needed. Vote to approve budget. Public input welcome

April 30

Budget summary published

May 22

 Public Budget Hearing 6 p.m. at Administration Office

June 26

Adopt budget. Public welcome

Download the 2013-14 budget as amended and approved by the budget committee.

Current Board Members

Mike McBride - President

Email: Mike McBride 


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.

Term expires June 30, 2017



Peter Siderius

Email:Peter Siderius


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.

Term expires June 30, 2017

Bart Rierson


Email: Bart Rierson


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.

Term expires June 30, 2015. 


Don Loving

Email: Don Loving


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.


Term expires June 30, 2015

Mike Ragsdale

Larry Anderson - Director

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



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.


Term expires June 30, 2017

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Mar 27, 2014 Agenda March 2014.pdf  
Mar 5, 2014 Agenda 3-5-14  
Feb 2014 Agenda  
Jan 2014 Agenda  
Dec 2013 Agenda 12-3-13 Minutes 12-4-13.doc 
Nov 2013 No meeting No meeting 
Oct 2013 Agenda Minutes 10-24-13.doc 
Sept 2013 Agenda Minutes 
Aug 2013 Agenda Minutes 
July 2013 No meeting No meeting 
June 2013 Agenda Minutes 
May 2013 Agenda Minutes
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
Sept 2012 Agenda Minutes
Aug 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 9, 2012   Minutes
June 2012 Agenda Minutes 
June 14, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 2012 Agenda Minutes 
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
Sept 2011 Agenda Minutes
Aug 2011  Agenda Minutes
July 2011  Agenda  Minutes
June 2011 Agenda  Minutes
May 2011 Agenda   Minutes
April 2011 Agenda  Minutes
March 2011 Agenda  Minutes
Feb. 2011 Agenda  Minutes
Jan. 2011 Agenda   Minutes
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 Discrict 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.

Contact Us

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

Kat Ricker, Public Information Coordinator

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