Board of Directors

MACRD Board Regular Meeting Public Notice

The Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District Board of Directors will be holding their Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 17th, 2020.  To help limit the spread of COVID-19, the public may also attend this meeting  via zoom teleconference.   Please contact Trudy Haugen, Office Manager, at 541-475-4253, or email by 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 17th,  to arrange for public comment during this regular meeting.

Meeting agenda, board packet and zoom information will be posted by Friday, August 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Taylor Lark – Board Chair

Taylor Lark grew up in San Juan Capistrano, CA and moved to Madras in 2011 with his family shortly after finishing his studies at Brigham Young University in Utah. His wife Alyssa was born and raised in Madras and graduated from Madras High School in 2004. They have six children who all love participating in youth sports including basketball, soccer, flag football and junior golf.

Taylor worked in hotel and resort management for seven years before starting a data consulting business in 2018. His love for sports and recreation fuel a desire to help all youth in Jefferson County have many opportunities to grow and learn through recreation.

Lindsay Foster-Drago – Board Vice Chair

Oregon raised, Lindsay Foster-Drago has resided in Madras since 2006 when she joined the family business, KEITH Manufacturing Co.  Community-focused, she has served on several local boards and is excited for the opportunity to help expand youth programs.  Lindsay loves spending time with her husband Jimmy and their two young children (Baylor, 7 & Boden, 2), playing outside, traveling, yoga and perfecting her smoothie recipes.  Reason for service: “I want to help children get stoked about their futures by carving out opportunities where they can learn about who they are!” 

Greg Williams – Board Secretary

Birthplace: Madras, OR
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Crop Science and Soil Science
Oregon State University
Greg Williams graduated Madras High School in 1992. After graduating Oregon State
University in 1996, he returned home to Madras and began working at his current position as a
Field Representative, with Central Oregon Seeds Inc. Active in the agricultural community, Greg
owns and operates Deschutes Basin Farms, a diversified row crop farming operation.
Greg and his Wife Heather have three daughters, Elli, Alexis and Ava. The family enjoys,
hiking, skiing, traveling and swimming. Like many in the community, Greg has a determination to see that all recreational activities grow successfully for the future generations to come.

Jinnell Lewis – Board Member

Birthplace: Bellingham, WA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Linfield College
Doctorate of Medicine Oregon
Health and Science University

Dr. Jinnell Lewis moved to Madras in 2014 after completing OHSU Family Medicine Residency in Klamath Falls. She is currently working as a family practice doctor for St. Charles Family Care Madras. Jinnell also works at the hospital in the inpatient setting and family birthing center where she delivers babies. Jinnell and her husband have 4 children who are active on the swim team, in swim lessons, and often swim at the MAC during rec swim.

She previously worked for 7 years as a lifeguard and swim instructor and also played club water polo at Linfield College. She is passionate about sports and the lifelong importance of learning to swim. She began serving on the MACRD Board of Directors in 2015 to support and promote what she believes is one of the most important local resources for improving health and well being of all ages in Jefferson County.

Martti Rahi – Board Member

Bio coming soon!

Board Meetings

The MAC Recreation District Board of Directors is responsible for developing MACRD goals and setting policy.

The MAC Recreation District Board of Directors host monthly meetings on the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the MAC.

Regular Meeting

Visitors are invited to address the MACRD Board following the call to order.  Those who wish to address the MACRD Board are asked to complete a public comment card and state their name and address at the beginning of their remarks to the MACRD Board.  Visitors are asked to limit their remarks to three minutes or less. Individuals who wish to also offer written materials or letters related to his or her in-person comments are asked to submit them to at least 48 hours in advance of the MACRD Board meeting. If that is not possible, written materials will be provided to the Board of Directors following the meeting, which may be after MACRD Board action.

Email Input: To contact District staff and MACRD Board of Director members, email

Executive Session

The MACRD Board may meet in executive session pursuant to state statutes.  Executive sessions are closed to all members of the public except for representatives of the news media.

Board Work Session

The Board generally meets in a work session at 5:30 p.m., followed by a regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Work sessions are scheduled for the Board to receive and discuss information regarding district operations, review financials, and projects and planning to aid in their decision-making process. The Board conducts its business during regular meetings to receive information and take action on MACRD operations such as approving contracts, agreements, policies and procedures.

Cost Recovery Plan

The MAC Recreation District Board of Directors adopted a cost recovery system Feb. 16, 2015. Please see the link below for additional information. If you have further questions, we ask that you reach out to MACRD Executive Director Jim Weyermann.

Cost Recovery Plan

Strategic Plan

The process of updating the MACRD strategic plan started in the fall of 2019, when consultant, Courtney Snead, through the support of the Bean Foundation, initiated an evaluation of the MACRD’s administrative infrastructure.  The assessment identified areas for improvement in administrative policies and systems, which lead to a discussion of evaluating the adopted 2017-22 strategic plan.

Staff and consultant, along with a sub-committee of the Board of directors that included Greg Williams and Lindsay Foster-Drago, developed a timeline and approach for soliciting community input and feedback on the MACRD, including its strengths, areas for improvement, and dreams for the future of the organization.  The plan was presented to the board of directors in October 2019 and approved.

The subsequent five months included a variety of public outreach efforts, including:

  • tabling multiple events at school district functions, including Warm Springs and Madras, where paper surveys were submitted;
  • Chamber After Hours event was hosted at the MAC, including distribution of paper surveys;
  • Stakeholder small group and one-on-one meetings, including a large gathering of community and business leaders, swim team families, former MACRD board members, and other community stakeholders;
  • An invitation to all ActiveNet/District members to participate in an on-line survey;

The following highlights the breakdown of the community input/feedback received throughout this process:

Type/Date of input:

Number of participants

% of feedback

January 23, 2020 Community/Business leader’s stakeholder meeting



January 28, 2020 Culver community open house



Individual and small group stakeholder meetings



Paper surveys (Warm Springs K-8 academy, Buff and Madras elementary schools family nights)



On-line survey emailed to all Active households



February 18, 2020 MACRD open house



Email feedback received through



*this may include some duplicate participation

Overall, approximately 207 community partners and district members* participated in the community input and feedback processes.  Staff and the consultant evaluated the input received, as well as the adopted strategic plan, and developed five draft goals to test with community members.  A meeting was held on February 18, 2020 at the MAC for the purpose of testing the draft goals and soliciting input on how to achieve the draft goals.

Consistently throughout process, we heard that the district needs to focus on maintenance of the current facility, expanding recreation program offerings, and securing stable funding for both maintenance and operations.  Additionally, we heard the need for stability, not only for consistent leadership and staffing but also with clear policies and sound district financial management.

Within this document, you will see how the district plans on addressing the concerns that were heard from MACRD stakeholders.  Moving forward, there will be a strategic plan progress report added to the board of directors on a quarterly basis to keep them informed on the status of the established tasks.

The Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District staff and I believe that this plan will serve the district well in the next two years as we continue to strive towards being exceptional and fulling our mission to serve the communities within our district.

Jim Weyermann, Executive Director

Madras Aquatic Center Recreation District

Strategic Plan


Board Agendas, Minutes


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