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Budget Committee

The 4J Budget Committee reviews the proposed budget, listens to comments from citizens, and then approves the budget. The committee reviews the proposal to ensure that the district is planning to spend money in furtherance of expressly stated district goals.

The committee is made up of the district’s 7-member board of directors and an equal number of citizens appointed by the board. Members of the budget committee are appointed by open vote of the school board as openings occur. They serve for three-year terms and receive no compensation for their services. Budget committee members must reside within school district boundaries and be registered to vote, and may not be a district employee.



The committee typically meets once in January and twice in May. Additional meetings may be scheduled based on the information needs of the Budget Committee.

Budget committee meeting information and materials is posted online at BoardBook.

Public Input

The budget committee encourages public participation and allows time at each meeting for public testimony.



Joshua Burstein
Email: joshuaburstein@gmail.com
Term:  7/01/2017 to 6/30/2020

Robert Chandler
Email:  steelheadtarpon@gmail.com
Term:  07/01/2017 to 06/30/2020

Lyn Jost
Email: L.jost@comcast.net
Term: 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2019

Elizabeth Price
Email:  price_liz@yahoo.com
Term:  07/01/2018 to 6/30/2021

Merri Steele
Email:  merristeele@comcast.net
Term:  07/01/2017 to 06/30/2020

Dan Williams
Email: daw@uoregon.edu
Term: 07/01/2016 to 06/30/2019

Jennifer Winters
Email: jwfrancois@comcast.net
Term: 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2021


Alicia Hays
Email: hays_a@4j.lane.edu
Served since: Jan. 8, 2007 in Position #1
Term ends: June 30, 2021

Anne Marie Levis
Email: alevis@4j.lane.edu
Served since: July 1, 2009 in Position #2
Term ends: June 30, 2021

Judy Newman
Email: newman_j@4j.lane.edu
Served since: July 1, 2017 Position #3
Term ends: June 30, 2021

Gordon Lafer
Email: lafer_g@4j.lane.edu
Served since: July 1, 2019 in Position #4
Term ends: June 30, 2023

Martina Shabram
Email: shabram_m@4j.lane.edu
Served since:  July 1, 2017 in Position #5
Term ends:  June 30, 2023

Jim Torrey
Email: jtorrey@4j.lane.edu
Served since: August 8, 2019 in Position #6
Term ends: June 30, 2021

Mary Walston
Email:  mwalston@4j.lane.edu
Served since:  September 30, 2009 in Position #7
Term ends:  June 30, 2023