Boards and Commissions
The City of Eugene Advisory Groups Member and Staff Manual details the selection and recruitment process and defines boards and commission members’ roles, relationships and responsibilities, including general information about meeting management, ethics and accountability, and communication.
The Eugene Toxics Board is responsible for policy development and oversight of the City’s Toxics Right-to-Know Program, which requires public reporting of hazardous substance use by local manufacturers. There are two upcoming vacancies on the Toxics Board: one “industry” position; and one “advocacy” position. For the industry position, the appointee is required to be an employee or agent of a business which reports hazardous substances under the program. For the advocacy position, the appointee is required to have a demonstrable record of advocating for the public's right-to-know.
The term for the industry position begins immediately, following appointment by the City Council, and will expire on June 30, 2017. The term for the advocacy position also follows appointment by the City Council, and will expire on June 30, 2019, with the option to reapply for a second three-year term.
Recruitment begins Sunday, May 1, and applications must be submitted by May 31, 2016. Additional information about the Toxics Board is available here. To discuss the appointment process or the Toxics Board’s responsibilities, contact Program Manager Jo Eppli at 541-682-7118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.