OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Council & Committee Membership Information

Council and Committee Membership

Mission of the Council

The Travel Information Council’s mission is to create a great visitor experience by providing directions to destinations, connecting travelers with Oregon’s resources, and ensuring safe and convenient travel.

Benefits of Membership

Council members are vital participants in statewide decision-making. Dedicated individuals have the opportunity to participate in developing a variety of important governmental policies. For those who want to use their skills and passion to make an impact in the community, there are fantastic benefits to serving on a council.


The council is comprised of 9 members which includes the chairperson of the Oregon Transportation Commission and 8 members appointed by the Governor, with at least one representative from each of Oregon’s congressional districts.

The council is responsible for oversight and policymaking for the agency and its various program areas. Each councilor must sit on at least one committee: executive committee, rest area committee, finance committee, historical marker committee, or heritage tree committee. Committees are primarily responsible for the formulation and recommendation of policies to the Council.


The Travel Information Council meets quarterly (March, June, September, and December) on the second Monday from 9:30 am to approximately 1:30 pm. Committees have separate schedules, most meeting quarterly or bi-monthly.

The Governor is committed to ensuring that all boards, commissions, and councils represent the growing age, racial, and gender diversity of the state. This is an amazing opportunity to pool our collective viewpoints, visions, and hopes for Oregon—and all community members are welcome and encouraged to serve.

Interested in joining the Travel Information Council? Complete an online interest form here: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/board-list.aspx. To learn more about council or committee membership, please contact us (503) 378-4508 or contact.tic@tic.oregon.gov.