Commissions

Commissions

Housing and community development commissions
"Providing a platform for community engagement"

The Medford City Council encourages citizen participation in municipal government and welcomes your interest in serving on a city board, commission, or committee. 

Appointments to city boards and commissions are made either by the Mayor or the City Council, or both, as in the case of the Budget Committee and the Water Commission. Terms on the various boards and commissions expire on January 31 of each year, and in November the city starts recruiting applicants for upcoming vacancies. 

Our community is growing and this is an excellent opportunity to add your voice to those who govern our city.  There are two commissions that directly interact with the City's Housing and Community Development Division:
 
Community Development Grants Commissions
The Medford Housing and Community Development Commission shall consist of nine voting members appointed from residents of the city at large encouraging representation from each ward, and a Council liaison appointed by the President of the City Council. 
 
The Medford Housing and Community Development Commission shall adopt rules of procedure, as necessary, and shall by resolution establish either a regular meeting date or rules of procedure under which a meeting may be called. Five voting members shall constitute a quorum.
The Medford Housing and Community Development Commission shall act as an advisor to the City Council on all matters affecting housing and community development pertaining to the Community Development Block Grant Program in the City of Medford.

The duties of the Medford Housing and Community Development Commission shall include, but not be limited to the following:

(a) Identify and make recommendations to the Council regarding priorities for all income levels.
(b) Make recommendations to Council regarding the development of new programs and the enhancement of existing programs.  Advise Council on possible opportunities.
(c) Review current land use policies and zoning regulations and promote the adoption of policies and regulations supporting housing affordability.
(d)  Serve in an advisory capacity on any and all matters pertinent to the City of Medford's Community Development Block Grant Entitlement.
(e)  Other duties as directed by Council.

To view the commission's page, click here.
 
Housing Advisory Commission
This Commission was created by the City Council June 21, 2018 and will come into effect February 1, 2018.  This Commission replaces the Housing and Community Development Commission.

The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall consist of nine voting members as follows:

Two (2) members representing the construction and development community; one (1) member representing a local lending institution; two (2) members representing local realtors and multifamily housing operators; two (2) members representing affordable housing developers; one (1) member representing a tenant organization;  and one (1) member-at-large encouraging representation from throughout the whole community.  Voting members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council for terms of three years.

The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall adopt rules of procedure, as necessary, and shall by resolution establish either a regular meeting date or rules of procedure under which a meeting may be called.  Five voting members shall constitute a quorum. 

The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall administer the City’s affordable housing program and advise the City Council on matters related to the City’s housing stock and its development.

The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall act as an advisor to the City Council on matters affecting housing development pertaining to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in the city of Medford.

The duties of the Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Administer annual public solicitation and selection process (for example a Request for Proposals) for Construction Excise Tax (CET) eligible housing development proposals.  Recommend selections to City Council for final approval;
  • Identify and make recommendations to the Council regarding housing policy for housing that meets the needs of households at all income levels;
  • Make recommendations to Council regarding the development of new programs and the enhancement of existing programs.  Advise Council on possible opportunities;
  • Review current land use policies and zoning regulations and promote the adoption of policies and regulations supporting housing affordability;
  • Serve in an advisory capacity on any and all housing matters pertinent to the City of Medford's CDBG entitlement program.  Review housing-related grant award recommendations made by the Community Development Grants Commission, make and communicate final CDBG housing-related grant award recommendations to City Council; and
  • Other duties as directed by Council.

To view the commission's page, click here.
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200 S Ivy St
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-774-2380
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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