Staff & Board of Directors

The Middle Deschutes Watershed Council is organized and governed by watershed landowners, residents, government agencies and other stakeholders. The Council strives to convene a broad representation of the watershed’s community and interests through its board membership and partnerships.

Officers of the Council are elected biannually and consist of a chair and vice chair elected from within each Council.  The Council meets bimonthly to report on activities, discuss broader issues, plan project proposals, and coordinate actions. Meeting minutes are available to the public, email to request.


Jenna Keeton
Council Coordinator

Jenna earned a Master of Science in Aquatic Ecology from Utah State University and B.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington. A Northwest native, Jenna has focused her past work on evaluating salmonid habitat restoration practices. Jenna has spent time near Sisters every summer since childhood and is excited to explore her passion to conserve Central Oregon watersheds.

Board of Directors

Jon Burchell, City of Madras

Guy Chittenden, At-Large Community

Theresa DeBardelaben, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Lloyd Forman, Trout Creek Landowner

Lisa Windom, North Unit Irrigation District

Robert Marheine, Trout Creek Landowner

Jennifer Mickelson, United States Forest Service

Tom Norton, Willow Creek Landowner

Jeff Rasmussen, Jefferson County