The Medford Mayor and City Council encourage citizen participation in Municipal Government and welcome your interest in serving on a City Board, Commission or Committee. Application forms are available in the City Manager's Office, Room 310, City Hall or you may apply online. Residency in the City of Medford's Urban Growth Boundary is a requirement for serving on most City Boards, Commissions and Committees.
Applications for the following positions will be accepted until positions are filled. Additional information can be obtained by calling (541) 774‑2000.
AUDIT COMMITTEE (4-year term): One partial-term position (term ending 01/31/2022). Meets only when called. The Audit Committee serves to ensure that the auditor of the City’s financial statements is truly independent from City management, provide an objective perspective on matters related to internal controls and the audit of the financial statements, and provide a communications link between management, the independent auditor and the City Council. This at-large member should have experience in reviewing audits, banking, and/or financial reports.
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (2-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2019). Meets once a month. The Committee advises the City Council on plans and issues related to non-motorized transportation in the City of Medford. Applicants are sought to represent pedestrian interests, cycling interests and other non-motorized transportation modes.
CEMETERY COMMISSION (3-year term): One partial-term position (terms expire 01/31/2021). Meets monthly. Commission makes recommendations to the City Manager and City Council regarding the funding and operation of Eastwood Cemetery. The Commission also works to secure donations and bequests for the Cemetery Trust Fund.
CITY BUDGET COMMITTEE (4-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2021). Meets primarily in the spring to review the City’s budget document prior to forwarding its recommendation to the City Council.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS COMMISSION (3-year term): Nine partial-term positions (various expiration dates). The Medford Community Development Grants Commission administers the City’s General Fund Grant program and acts as an advisor to the City Council on the appropriate implementation of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and related programs and statutory responsibilities. Currently there are vacancies for the following positions: one member representing healthcare, one member representing social services, one member representing local business, one member representing workforce development, one member representing an educational institution, one member representing affordable housing and two members-at-large encouraging representation from throughout the whole community.
MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION (3-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2020). Meets monthly. The Multicultural Commission serves to represent and reflect issues of economic, social and cultural interest for Medford’s growing multicultural community.
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION (3-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2020). Meets monthly. The Commission advises the Council on matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of public parks, recreation facilities, greenways and spaces.
SITE PLAN & ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION (4-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2022). The opening is for the professional Contractor position. Meets twice monthly. The Commission is the approving authority for Site Plan and Architectural Review looking at architecture, landscaping, signage and any other improvements of new development projects and improvements to existing structures.
To qualify for the contractor position, applicants must be a licensed professional contractor.
UNIFIED APPEAL BOARD (2-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2020). Meets only when called. Performs the function of those boards created by the Uniform Building Codes, the Plumbing Code, the Electrical Code and the Mechanical Code. Members must have knowledge of the building field. This position must be filled by a local business community member.
URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY BUDGET COMMITTEE (3-year terms): One partial‑term position (term expires 01/31/2020). Generally meets one time in odd years to review Medford Urban Renewal Agency’s budget document prior to forwarding its recommendation to the Board of Directors.