OPRD release – The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will convene Nov. 14 and 15 in Newport, Oregon. On Nov. 14, commissioners will tour Brian Booth State Park in the morning and gather for a work session to discuss training from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hallmark Inn, 744 SW Elizabeth Street in Newport. On Nov. 15, commissioners will convene an executive session at 8:30 a.m. at Hallmark Inn, 744 SW Elizabeth Street in Newport to discuss real estate and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A business meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. and will be open to the public. Anyone may attend or listen to the business meeting; instructions on how to listen will be posted on the commission web page prior to the meeting. The business meeting includes time for informal public comment related to any items not on the agenda. Registration is required to speak at the meeting if attending online, and is available online at https://bit.ly/registernov2023commission. The deadline to register to speak at the meeting virtually is 5 p.m., Nov. 13. No advance registration is required to speak in person at the meeting. Time per speaker is limited to three minutes. Please submit written public comments by 5 p.m. Nov. 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The full agenda and supporting documents are posted on the commission web page. Notable requests: Request to adopt OAR 736-010-0020 and 736-021-0040-Amending Park Exclusion Rules; Request to adopt- OAR 736-021-0090- Amending Territorial Sea Plan Rocky Habitat Site Designation Rules; Request to adopt- OAR 736-004-0015- Amending ATV Class definitions; Ft. Stevens Guard House Construction Contract. Anyone needing special accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Denise Warburton, commission assistant, at least three days in advance: email@example.com or 503-779-9729. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state.