Coos County S.T.E.P.

As the fisheries enhancement programs got off the ground during the late 1980s and different entities emerged, the tracking, maintaining, and handling of funding became difficult.  It became apparent that the various local programs needed unified guidance, and a way to centralize monies for collection and distribution as a non-profit organization.  In 1991 a small group of supportive community leaders and representatives from the various STEP groups established the Coos County STEP Commission.  This commission is now composed of nineteen trustees who manage monies, submit grants, and facilitate the distributions to the Southwestern Oregon STEP District programs.

Coos County S.T.E.P. Commission History


Bill Lansing

Vice Chair

Dick Johnson


Valerie Pena


Mindie Wilson

Legal Advisor

Steven W. Bauder

Curt Bennett

Bruce Bertrand

Greg Burgnoli

Mark Fleck

Earl Jenkins

Cliff Lance

Armand Pena

Jim Pex

Tom Rumreich

Scott Starkey

Joe Stoneburg

John Ward

January 23, 2024

Board Of Trustees