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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

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. 

        Sustainability Commission Recruitment

The City of Eugene is now recruiting for a vacancy on the Sustainability Commission for a term that runs through June 30, 2017.  The recruitment will conclude on July 24, 2015. 

The Commission acts as a policy advisory body to the Council and City Manager for programs that will create or enhance sustainable practices within the community. The commission advises on policy matters such as climate action, land use and transportation, environmental justice, and sustainable economic development.

The 13-member commission meets the third Wednesday of each month (except August) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A current roster of commission members as well as additional information about the commission can be found at this link.

Volunteering with the commission requires roughly 8-10 hours per month of your time, dedicated to meetings, project work, and attendance at community events. All members serve a four-year term, with the exception of the City Councilor who serves as a liaison during his/her term of office. All members are limited to serving two consecutive terms.

For further information, please contact Babe O'Sullivan, Sustainability Liaison, at call (541) 682-5017.

APPLY ONLINE using this link.

Interested persons must complete an application including supplemental questions.

Application Deadline:
All application materials must be received by Friday, July 24, 2015. Applications should be submitted online; however, paper applications and related materials are available, if necessary, at the City Manager’s Office, 125 East 8th Avenue, second 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