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Board of Directors

Board meetings are open and you are encouraged to attend. Board meetings are usually held at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. except as noted. These meetings are a place to find out what's happening and how ZCO functions.

"The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by the Board of Directors (the 'Board'). All powers of the corporation shall be exercised by or under authority of the Board, in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws, the Articles of Incorporation and applicable law." - Bylaws of the Zen Community of Oregon

Members of the ZCO Board of Directors

Amy Kisei Costenbader, President
Darah Shonin Ashton, Treasurer
Kassie Ko'un Fisk, Secretary

Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, Director
Nan Kyoko Whitaker-Emrich, Director
Patrick Kennyo Dunn, Director
Laura Jomon Martin, Director
Jim Hornor, Director
Amy Kisei Costenbader, Director
Bill Dainen Kelley, Director

To contact individual Board members please email the Administrator.

ZCO Board meetings

Board meetings are held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple, Portland, unless otherwise noted. This schedule is tentative; please check the calendar to confirm future dates.

November 18, 2018


January 13, 2019
March 31, 2019
May 5, 2019 (Annual Membership Meeting)
June 1 at Great Vow (Board planning retreat, not an open meeting)
September 8 (begins at 4pm and ends at 6pm)
November 17 (2pm) at Great Vow Zen Monastery

Board Minutes

Minutes of ZCO Board of Directors' meetings become public record once they have been approved, usually after the following Board meeting. Click on a date to view or download a PDF of that meeting's minutes.

January 13, 2019

March 4, 2018

January 28, 2018

November 5, 2017

May 14, 2017 (Annual membership meeting)

January 22, 2017

December 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

May 15, 2016

November 15, 2015

September 13, 2015

July 26, 2015

March 29, 2015 Annual Meeting

January 18, 2015

October 12, 2014

July 6, 2014

April 20, 2014

March 2, 2014

January 5, 2014 Sangha Harmony Committee Report

January 5, 2014

October 13, 2013

August 4, 2013

If you would like to view minutes from other meetings not listed here, please contact the Board Secretary.