APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR MEDFORD BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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 October 31, 2018.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (541) 774‑2000.

ARTS COMMISSION (3-year term):   Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022). Meets monthly on matters pertaining to the selection, acquisition, restoration and preventive maintenance of public art.  Also advises the City Council regarding arts promotion, encouragement of the arts, and artistic performances to help foster broad participation in and an understanding of the arts and their value to the Medford community.
 
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (3-year term)Two full‑term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022) and two partial-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2021).   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):   Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022) and one partial-term position (term expires 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):  Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2023) and 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. 
 
HOSPITAL FACILITIES BOARD (5-year term)One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2024).  Meets only when called, generally once per year.  The Board acts as a conduit that allows nonprofit hospital facilities to float tax-free bonds.
 
LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION (4-year term):
Two full-term positions (terms ending 01/31/2023). Meets monthly. The Commission is the approving authority for Historic Plan reviews and exceptions or changes; investigates any building, structure, or other physical object in the City which is of historic significance; institutes and supports programs and projects that further the historic policy of the City.
 
MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION (3-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022) and 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. 
 
PARKING COMMISSION (3-year term):  Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022).  Meets monthly.  The Commission advises the City Council on matters related to parking in the Central Business District.
One position must be filled by a person who is a business owner or employee of a downtown business. 
 
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION (3-year term):  Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022).  Meets monthly. The Commission advises the Council on matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of public parks, recreation facilities, greenways and spaces.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION (4-year term): Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2023). Meets twice monthly. The Commission is the approving authority for zone changes, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, exceptions, and land divisions, etc.; makes recommendations and suggestions to the City Council and other public authorities on matters relating to zoning, growth and development in the City.
 
POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (2-year term): Four full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2021).  Meets quarterly.   One opening for each category:  resident citizen of Ward 2, resident citizen of Ward 4, a member representing the business community and a representative from a minority. The Police Advisory Committee assists the Police Department in exploring solutions to community issues and to serve as a forum for community members to seek redress for unresolved Police complaints.
 
SITE PLAN & ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION (4-year term)Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2023).  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.  When selecting  the At Large positions, preference is given to applicants with experience in engineering, architecture, landscaping, and/or construction.
 
To qualify for the these positions, applicants must be a licensed architect or a licensed landscaping professional. 
 
TREE COMMITTEE (3-year term):  Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022).  Meets monthly. The Tree Committee is a Sub-Committee of the Parks and Recreation Commission.  It advises the Commission on matters regarding trees in the right-of-ways and in parklands.
 
URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY BUDGET COMMITTEE (3-year terms):  Two full‑term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022) and 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. 
 
WATER COMMISSION (5-year term):  One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2024). Meets twice monthly.  The Water Commission maintains, manages and operates the water system for the needs of the City.

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

     The Mayor and City Council are seeking people interested in serving on the newly created Audit Committee.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
    
The Audit Committee is composed of four members as follows:

  • One Councilmember
  • Two members of the Budget Committee
  • One member-at-large

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.

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR THE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS COMMISSION

 

     The Mayor and City Council are seeking people interested in serving on the newly created Medford Community Development Grants Commission. Applications will be accepted through September 21, 2018. 
      Residency in Medford’s Urban Growth Boundary is a requirement for serving on this Commission. Additional information can be obtained by calling (541) 774‑2000.
      The Medford Community Development Grants Commission consists of nine voting members as follows: 

  • One current member of the Budget Committee
  • 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
  • Two members-at-large encouraging representation from throughout the whole community

The Medford Community Development Grants Commission shall administer the City’s General Fund Grant program and act 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.
 

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR THE
HOUSING ADVISORY COMMISSION

      The Mayor and City Council are seeking people interested in serving on the newly created Housing Advisory Commission. 
 
     Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2018 for positions beginning February 1, 2019.
 
      Applicants must maintain a physical residency in Medford’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), own a business physically located within the City’s UGB, or own real property located within the City’s UGB. Additional information can be obtained by calling (541) 774‑2000.
 
      The Housing Advisory Commission members serve three years.  The Commission consists of nine voting members as follows:
 

  • Two members representing the construction and development community
  • One member representing a local lending institution
  • Two members representing local realtors and/or multifamily housing operators
  • Two members representing affordable housing developers
  • One member representing a tenant organization
  • One member-at-large encouraging representation from throughout the whole community

 
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 duties of the Medford Housing Advisory Commission include, but are not limited to the following:
 
(a) Administer the annual public solicitation and selection process (for example a Request for Proposals) for construction Excise Tax (CET) eligible housing development projects, and recommend selections to City Council for final approval;
 

(b) Identify and make recommendations to the Council regarding housing policy for housing that meets the needs of households at all income levels;

 
(c) Make recommendations to Council regarding the development of new programs and the enhancement of existing programs.  Advise Council on possible opportunities;
 
(d) Review current land use policies and zoning regulations and promote the adoption of policies and regulations supporting housing affordability;
 
(e) 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
 
(f) Other duties as directed by Council.

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR THE
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
 

      The Mayor and City Council are seeking people interested in serving on the newly created Transportation Commission. 
 
     Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2018.  Terms are a maximum of three years and will begin February 1, 2019.
 
      To serve on this Commission, applicants must maintain a physical residence, own a business or own real property within Medford’s City limits or Urban Growth Boundary. 
 
      The Transportation Commission consists of seven voting members as follows:

  • One current member of the Planning Commission
  • One current member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • One current member of the Traffic Coordinating Committee
  • Four at-large members

The Transportation Commission was created to:
 

(1)    Advise the City Council and the Planning Commission on all matters affecting transportation policy in the City and the surrounding area.
(2)    Examine multi-modal transportation issues.
(3)    Evaluate level-of-service alternatives.
(4)    Evaluate travel demand management alternatives.
(5)    Make recommendations concerning provisions of the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code that affect transportation.
(6)    Facilitate coordination of transportation issues with other governmental agencies.
(7)    Receive and consider recommendations from the Traffic Coordinating Committee and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
(8)    Perform such other related duties assigned by the City Council.

 
The meetings of the Transportation Commission are not to be considered a part of any land use hearings process and the records of its proceedings shall not be a part of the record of any land use case.  However, the Transportation Commission may submit testimony and evidence in a land use matter in the same manner as any other party.

 
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