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City Manager's Office
128 E. 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Ph: 541-682-5010
Fx: 541-682-5414

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Boards and Commissions
General Information
Members of boards and commissions provide an invaluable service to our city. They advise the City Council and City staff on a wide variety of subjects by making recommendations on important policy matters. Over the years, the services and programs provided by the City have expanded. Without the assistance of the various boards and commissions, the City Council could give many complex and significant matters only a limited review. The detailed studies and considered advice of boards and commissions are often catalysts for innovative programs and improved services. Serving on a board or commission can be a rewarding experience for community service-minded residents. It is an excellent way to participate in the functioning of local government and to make a personal contribution to the improvement of our community. Making local government effective and responsive is everybody’s responsibility.

Types of Committees
There are five distinct types of committees. These are standing committees to the City Council, ad hoc committees, intergovernmental committees, department advisory committees and committees created by the Eugene Charter. These committees originate from different sources: the city code, council action, state statute, intergovernmental agreements, and the Eugene Charter.


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.

 
GET INVOLVED – VOLUNTEER
ANNUAL RECRUITMENT FOR BOARDS, COMMITTEES
 AND COMMISSIONS
January 21, 2014
The City of Eugene is now recruiting for City boards, committees and commissions.  The recruitment will conclude on Friday, March 28, 2014.  Applicants are being sought for advisory committees to the City Council, department advisory committees and intergovernmental committees.  Below are key dates in this process.

  • January 21, 2014  
Recruitment begins
  • March 28, 2014
Recruitment ends (deadline for applications is March 28)
  • Week of May 5 (tentative)
Candidate interviews
  • June 9, 2014
City Council action on appointments
  • July 1, 2014
Terms begin

The City is recruiting to fill vacancies on the following groups.  For some groups, current members whose terms are expiring may apply to be reappointed.

  • Budget Committee 
3 vacancies
  • Civilian Review Board
2 vacancies
  • Cultural Services Advisory
    Committee
3 vacancies
  • Historic Review Board
2 vacancies
  • Human Rights Commission
4 vacancies
  • Lane Regional Air Protection    
    Agency
2 vacancies
  • Library Board
4 vacancies: 1 youth (25 or younger), 1 Bethel Library user;  1 Sheldon Library user; 1 at-large position
  • Planning Commission
2 vacancies 
  • Sustainability Commission
1 vacancy
  • Toxics Board
3 vacancies: 1 advocacy; 1 industry; 1 neutral
  • Whilamut Natural Area Citizen Planning Committee
6 vacancies
    
APPLY ONLINE
Application


Interested persons must complete an application including supplemental questions. For certain groups, members must meet mandated eligibility requirements.


Application Deadline
All application materials must be received no later than Friday, March 28. Applications should be submitted online, but paper applications and related materials are available, if necessary, at the City Manager’s Office, 125 East 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor.

Additional Information
Information on the boards, committees and commissions is available at the City Manager’s Office at 541-682-5010 or on the City of Eugene website at www.eugene-or.gov/bcc