2018 Willamette Falls Locks Commission

Pursuant to Senate Bill 256 (2017), OS is facilitating the Willamette Falls Locks Commission (WFLC).  Senate Bill 256 established the commission to advise state, local, and regional government agencies on development and implementation of a plan for repair, reopening, operation, and maintenance of the Willamette Falls navigation canal and locks. The commission may recommend formation of an intergovernmental agreement. The commission is also directed to keep the Oregon congressional delegation informed. The work follows on the work of the 2016 Willamette Falls Locks Task Force.


News Update

  • Public invited to submit comments to Willamette Falls Locks Commission regarding future of the locks. Email comments to Turner Odell at todell@pdx.edu.
  • Oregon Governor Kate Brown Establishes a Commission to Determine the Fate of 145-Year-Old Willamette Falls Locks. Read the press release (PDF).

News Updates Archive


Upcoming Meetings

(Meeting times and locations may change. Changes will generally be posted one week in advance)

No meeting in August

September 5, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
West Linn City Hall Council Chambers
22500 Salamo Road, West Linn

October 17, 2018, 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Location to be announced

December 5, 2018, 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Location to be announced

Note: We expect that the October and December meetings will take place at our usual location in the West Linn City Hall Council Chambers, but we will confirm meeting details as we get closer to those dates. 


Background and Meeting Materials



For more information or to join our email list, contact:

Turner Odell
Senior Project Manager
Oregon Solutions
Portland State University

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