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

Draft Eugene-Springfield 2020 Action Plan

The draft Eugene-Springfield 2020 Action Plan Executive Summary is available for review. A public hearing will be held virtually on April 9, 2020. Additional details will be posted when they are available. Handwritten public comment related to the draft Action Plan will be accepted through 5:00 pm on April 16, 2020. Please send written comments to Teresa Kennedy ( or Stephanie Jennings, Eugene Planning and Development Department, 99 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97401.  Call 541-682-5529 or e-mail

Meeting Information

The CDBG Advisory Committee meets between the months of January and June. The 2020 CDBG-AC meeting schedule is available. 

The CDBG Advisory Committee will meet on February 27, 2020, March 11, 2020,and April 9, 2020. 

The meeting on April 9 will include a public hearing.

Location: Online or by phone. To participate in the meeting, please see the following instructions:

CDBG Advisory Committee Meeting
Thu, Apr 9, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PDT)

To join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

You can also dial in using your phone:
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129
Access Code: 711-808-493

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If you plan to participate in this meeting, please call or log in 15-minutes early to give yourself time to troubleshoot any technological difficulties you may have.

If you would like to sign up to provide to comment during the public hearing for the FY 21 CDBG Allocation during the meeting, please inform Teresa Kennedy and sign up before the meeting (; 541-682-5767).

Written public comment about the CDBG Allocation for FY 21 may be submitted now through 5:00 pm on April 16, 2020 by emailing them to Teresa Kennedy (

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

2016     2017     2018     2019     2020

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