The Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association (OCZMA) is a voluntary nonprofit association of coastal units of governments on the Oregon Coast (organized under
ORS 190)—counties, cities, ports, soil & water conservation districts and the Coquille Indian Tribe on the Oregon Coast. OCZMA was founded in 1976 and is a bi-partisan organization.
OCZMA’s office is located in Salem, Oregon. Financial support comes from annual membership dues (local jurisdictions), and, state and federal grants and contracts.
OCZMA quarterly meetings feature presentations on coastal issues of shared concern and dialogue about these and other matters. When needed, OCZMA members take public positions at the meetings on coastal issues. OCZMA members are often successful at reaching consensus because they share timely information, regularly engage in dialogue, and they develop relationships with each other. OCZMA also works regularly with the state and federal legislators representing the Oregon coast. OCZMA is often asked to act as a liaison between many state agencies and coastal residents.