Statement Of Purpose
Waterfront Organizations of Oregon Background Information:
The Waterfront Organizations of Oregon was established following a zoning discrepancy in Multnomah County that reclassified several waterfront properties, including moorages and marinas, from Multi-Use Agricultural (MUA-2) to Commercial Forest Use (CFU). This change threatened these properties with non-conforming status, potentially hindering future development and devaluing them. Property owners and stakeholders collaborated with the county to address this issue, leading to the formation of the organization. In late 1999, to include a broader range of waterway and waterfront interests, the by-laws and name were revised, resulting in the Waterfront Organizations of Oregon.
Part owner Jantzen Beach Moorage, Inc. & resident for 34 years
Legal and business service provider to waterfront businesses.
Kelly Butler Holtz
Chair, Best Practices Group
Co-Chair Dredging Advisory Committee
Oregon Yacht Club, Board Member
Macadam Bay Moorage
"I feel grateful being a part of WOOO with other River People who effort to preserve this valuable resource."
Tomahawk Island Floating Homes since January 1996.
Happily retired and walking the island every day.
Owner Rocky Pointe Marina and Boatyard since 2006. Currently serves on the state task force for abandoned and derelict vessels.
Part owner of Columbia Way West Inc. in Bridgeton since 2020.
Director of Relational Systems and AI, Silk
The Board of Directors of the Waterfront Organizations of Oregon meets monthly on the first Wednesday (excluding July-September) at the Portland Yacht Club at 12 noon. All members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback, with meeting minutes distributed to the membership. Participation in the organization is highly encouraged.
The organization, guided by the President and Board, serves as a hub of information, with a diverse membership skilled in various waterfront-related areas like dredging, towing, construction, and more. They also monitor legislative developments affecting the waterfront community and participate in relevant advisory boards and committees.
An annual membership dinner with guest speakers is held to discuss waterfront-related topics. For more information or to get in touch, visit www.waterfrontoregon.com.
Thank you for your interest.