Boards and Commissions
There are a number of openings for new and returning members on many of the City's boards, committees, and commissions! If you are looking for a way to get involved in the community and share your expertise, please consider applying for one of the city's many invaluable boards, committees and commissions. Applications are accepted from January 17 through March 31, 2017. To apply, please fill out an Online Application. More information on openings, timelines, and committee descriptions can be found below.
Each year, many of the City's boards, committees, and commissions are looking for new and returning members to join their groups. This year, the following groups have openings:
|Civilian Review Board||3|
|Historic Review Board||2|
|Human Rights Commission||3|
|Library Advisory Board||3|
- January 17 - March 31: Applications are accepted for current openings
- April: Applications are organized by Staff and reviewed by City Council
- Early May: Top applications are selected for interviews with City Council
- Late May - Early June: Candidates are selected for appointment by City Council
- Mid June: Candidates' appointments are approved at a City Council meeting
- July 1: New terms begin for new and returning members of the City's boards, committees, and commissions
The Budget Committee reviews the proposed budget each fiscal year and makes a recommendation on the budget to the City Council for final enactment. Throughout the fiscal year, the City Council may ask the citizen members of the committee to study particular financial issues facing the City and develop recommendations for the council. On a biennial basis, the committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). A Citizen Subcommittee comprised of appointed Budget Committee members also meets to review performance measures and service profiles for City services in the fall of each year. Applicants must reside within the Eugene city limits to be eligible to serve on the Budget Committee.
CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD
The seven-member Civilian Review Board provides valuable input about the fairness and diligence of the police investigation process, with the goal of making the system of police accountability more transparent and increasing public confidence in the manner that police conduct their work.
HISTORIC REVIEW BOARD
The Historic Review Board supports a variety of programs and projects which further the goals of historic preservation, including regulatory review, public education and outreach efforts that help to inform the community about historically significant resources in the City.
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
The Human Rights Commission shall affirm, encourage and initiate programs and services within the City designed to eliminate discrimination, improve human relations, and effectuate the spirit and intent of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The commission shall make periodic recommendations to the Mayor and City Council concerning the civil and human rights of persons and groups in the community. The commission shall cooperate with City officials to ensure that the City continues to be a leader in extending equal opportunity to its community members. The commission shall cooperate in receiving and referring specific acts of discrimination against individuals in the community. The commission shall endeavor to ascertain the status of civil and human rights in the community.
The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on adoption, revisions, and updates to the Metropolitan Area General Plan (Metro Plan), Chapter 9 of the Eugene Code, and neighborhood plans, special area studies, and other planning documents. In addition, the Planning Commission helps guide the growth and development of the community, and decides appeals from the Hearings Official on certain land use applications.
The Commission, established in 2007, acts as a policy advisory body to the City Council and City Manager in the initiation or development of programs that will create or enhance sustainable practices within the community. The commission will advise on policy matters related to: sustainable practices; businesses that produce sustainable products and services; city building design and infrastructure; and related issues that directly affect sustainability efforts considered by the City Council.
The Toxics Board makes policy governing the Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program, which is a public information program on the use of hazardous substances by certain manufacturers within Eugene city limits.
The CPC continues to meet four times per year and is active in between meetings working on sub-committee projects. The committee's scope of work includes monitoring city-initiated restoration and park improvement activities; coordinating committee-sponsored volunteer projects; and promoting the Whilamut Natural Area to the community as a valuable open space asset.
* One of the Whilamut CPC's two open positions is part of an accelerated recruitment cycle. The applications for this position close on March 15th, and the term for this position will begin immediately following appointment by City Council. The term will expire on June 30, 2017, with the option to reapply for a second 3-year term.
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
The Library Board (Department Advisory Committee) serves to provide citizen input and to advise Library, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department and Library management on policy, budget, services and library development. The board members build community support for the Library’s services.