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 with interests and backgrounds in understanding the needs of low-income persons and special needs populations, human services, affordable housing, real estate development, and program management. Members must reside within the City of Eugene and may not have a conflict of interested with respect to a CDBG funded activity, agency, or program. 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

  • Brett Rowlett
  • Jennifer Webster
  • Ibrahim Coulibaly
  • Chris Ramey
  • Phil Farrington
  • Michael Weinerman
  • Rick Guerra
  • Julia Boss
  • Kennedy Sparrow

Meeting Information

The CDBG Advisory Committee typically meets between the months of January and June. In 2020, the CDBG Advisory Committee met on February 27, March 11, and April 9.  

The federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) included a special allocation of CDBG funding to help local communities respond to the impacts of coronavirus. This CDBG-CV funding is a separate grant from the entitlement CDBG grants received on an annual basis from HUD. The City of Eugene will receive a CDBG-CV entitlement allocation of $839,940. In order to utilize these funds, Eugene must complete an allocation process to identify uses of funds and submit a Substantial Amendment to our 2020 Action Plan. The CDBG AC will held a series of three meetings to develop an allocation for the use of CDBG-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds (June 15, June 25, and July 8).  The copy of the Proposed Substantial Amendment is available. Staff will present the draft CDBG-CV proposed allocation to City Council on July 27, 2020.

CDBG-AC meeting materials and documents can be found in the folders below by year. Information about future meetings will be posted as it becomes available. 

2016     2017     2018     2019     2020

Recorded Meetings

Recently, the technology to record meetings has become available. Recorded meeting links are provided below.

June 17, 2020

June 25, 2020

July 8, 2020

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