As per OSBA Board Guidelines, the board provided consensus for formation of a Rural School Boards Advisory Committee on April 22, 2022. Emily Smity, Scott Rogers, Chris Cronin, Dawn Watson, and Patti Noris have stepped forward to serve as liaisons between the advisory committee and the Board of Directors. Over the next year, the committee will meet regularly to draft bylaws; identify officers; identify goals that align with the mission, vision, and goals of OSBA; draft action plans; and draft a budget, all of which will be submitted to the OSBA Board for review. After review, the OSBA Board will vote on submitting a resolution to form an Oregon Rural School Board Member Caucus to the membership. The caucus will become official after the successfully passage of the resolution.