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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.

Additional Information
Information on the boards, committees and commissions is available at the City Manager’s Office at 541-682-5010.

 
RECRUITMENT OPEN FOR PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE

The City of Eugene’s Cultural Services Division is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Public Art Committee.

The Public Art Committee is the standing advisory body to the City’s Public Art Program. Its work is focused on the City’s public art collection which includes visual art, temporary art, new acquisitions and maintenance of existing art.
Current vacancies exist for recognized visual artists, recognized arts professionals and an ad hoc position - a person with a demonstrated interest in the visual arts.

Committee members serve for three-year staggered terms. Commitments include one, 1.5-hour meeting per month up to 10 times per year, occasional review of material during personal time and the availability to serve on sub-committees overseeing new art projects.

Recruitment ends November 28, 2014.
Click here to access the online application.
           

NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING GRANTS DEPARTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECRUITMENT OPEN

The office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Department Advisory Committee (DAC) to the Neighborhood Matching Grants program (NMG). The DAC is responsible for reviewing neighborhood grant applications, interviewing project applicants, and making recommendations for funding projects submitted for this competitive process. Staff present the recommendations made by the DAC to the Eugene City Council for funding consideration. This process begins in late January and ends in late March.
 
The Neighborhood Matching Grants program was established by Council Resolution 4632 in June of 2000 with the purpose of encouraging residents in Eugene to work collaboratively to identify and actively participate in making improvements to their neighborhoods. For more information go to www.eugene-or.gov/matchinggrants.

Recruitment ends October 31, 2014.To apply go to the online application.