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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 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.


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 January 31, 2015.
Click here to access the online application.