Citizen Participation and Advisory Committee

Role of the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee (CDBG-AC)

The Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee (CDBG-AC) advises the Planning & Development Department on the proposed use of CDBG funds. This committee is comprised of nine members from three applicant pools designated by the City Council. Five members come from the special interest pool, two members from the voter pool, one from the Human Rights Commission, and one from the neighborhood pool. The committee meets three to four times a year in the winter and spring. They conduct program reviews, solicit and receive written comments from the public, and conduct public hearings. Recommendations are posted for public comment for no less than 30 days. All funding decisions are made by City Council.

Current CDBG-AC Members

  • John Barofsky
  • Aimee Walsh
  • Brett Rowlett
  • Jennifer Webster
  • Ibrahim Coulibaly
  • Aloura DiGiallonardo
  • Chris Ramey
  • Phil Farrington
  • Michael Weinerman

Meeting Information

The CDBG-AC meets between the months of January and June. The 2019 CDBG-AC meeting schedule is available. The most recent meeting was held on April 2, 2019. The meeting materials are available for review. 

The Public Comment period for the proposed FY 2020 CDBG Allocation is March 19 - April 17, 2019. Written comments may be submitted to Stephanie Jennings (, Grants Manager, by 5:00 pm on April 17, 2019. In addition, the Draft Eugene-Springfield Action Plan Summary FY 2020 is available for review.

Previous CDBG-AC meeting materials and documents can be found in the folders below by year.

2016     2017     2018     2019

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