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Chapter History

The Chapter of the Douglas County Master Gardeners was started in 1984 under the direction of Dr. Karl Carlson, John Stelzer, and Kelly Stelzer. The Oregon State Extension Horticultural Agent at that time was Jeff Olson. Jerry Maul was the Horticultural Agent between 1986 and 1999.  Jeff Choate assumed the role of Master Gardener agent coordinator for a year, before Steve Renquist became Douglas County's Horticultural Agent in 2000.

Chapter Membership by Year

YearMembersYearMembersYearMembersYearMembers
198436199416920041512014261
198545199514220052672015266
198642199615820062792016264
198740199715320072112017270
19885119981222008242  
19899119991222009275  
199010020001102010281  
199110520011422011284  
199212020021422012268  
199311720031382013271 
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Chapter Presidents

YearsPresidentYearsPresident
1984 - 1985 Kelly Cooper 2002 - 2004 Roger Sawyer
1985 - 1987 Karl Carlson 2004 - 2006 Chuck Aiello
1987 - 1991 Covie Quick 2006 - 2009 Elaine Moriarty
1991 - 1992 Emogene Atherton 2009 - 2011Judy Huntley
1992 - 1993 Sam Lee 2011 - 2013 Larry Sutton
1993 - 1994 Bud Cruger 2013 - 2014 Michelle Harding-Olson/Fred Alley
1994 - 1996 Julie Stanbery 2014 - 2017 Chris Rusch
1996 - 1998 Jack Wright  
1998 - 2000 Sandy Beck  
2000 - 2002 Kathy Shayler