Annual Recruitment For Boards, Committees And Commissions

The City of Eugene is now recruiting for City boards, committees and commissions.  The recruitment will conclude on Thursday, March 31, 2016.  Applicants are being sought for advisory committees to the City Council, department advisory committees and intergovernmental committees.

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.

The City is recruiting to fill vacancies on the following groups.  For some groups, current members whose terms are expiring may apply to be reappointed.

2 vacancies
2 vacancies
5 vacancies
2 vacancies
2 vacancies: 1 youth (25 or younger), 1 Bethel Library user
 1 vacancy
1 vacancy
4 vacancies
1 vacancy
4 vacancies
(all positions are councilor-appointee only)
2 vacancies: 1 advocacy; 1 industry
2 vacancies    
Types of Committees
There are five distinct types of committees – 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.

Interested persons must complete an application including supplemental questions. For certain groups, members must meet mandated eligibility requirements. Below are key dates in this process.
  • January 19, 2016
Recruitment begins
  • March 31, 2016
Recruitment ends (deadline for applications is March 31)
  • May 3, 4, and 5 – beginning at 5 p.m.
Candidate interviews
  • June 13, 2016
City Council action on appointments
  • July 1, 2016
Terms begin

Application Deadline
All application materials must be received no later than Thursday, March 31. Applications should be submitted online; assistance is available by contacting the City Manager’s Office.