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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.



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

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