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 through October 31, 2017.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (541) 774‑2000. 
 
The City is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
ARTS COMMISSION (3-year term):    Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2021). 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 understanding of the arts and their value to the Medford community.
 
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (2-year term)Three full‑term positions (terms expire 01/31/2020).   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 01/31/2021) and one partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2020).  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 01/31/2022).  Meets primarily in the spring to review the City’s budget document prior to forwarding its recommendation to the City Council. 
 
HOUSING COMMISSION (3-year term)Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2021) and two partial-term positions (term expires 01/31/2019). Meets monthly.  The Commission advises the City Council on all matters affecting housing in the City of Medford.  The Housing Commission meets on the first Wednesday of every month. 
 
HOSPITAL FACILITIES BOARD (5-year term)One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2023).  Meets only when called, generally once per year.  The Board acts as a conduit that allows nonprofit hospital facilities to float tax-free bonds.
 
MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION (3-year term): Five full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2021).   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):  One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2021).  Meets monthly.  The Commission advises the City Council on matters related to parking in the Central Business District.
This 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 01/31/2021).  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): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022). 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 01/31/2020).  Meets quarterly.   One opening for each category:  resident citizen of Ward 1, resident citizen of Ward 3, a member representing the 549c School District, and a faith-based representative.  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 01/31/2022).  One opening an At Large Member and one opening for a 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 professional contractor position, applicants must be a licensed professional contractor.  When selecting for the At Large positions, preference is given to applicants with experience in engineering, architecture, landscaping, and/or construction.
 
TREE COMMITTEE (3-year term):  Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2021) and three partial-term positions (two terms expire 01/31/2020 and one term expires 01/31/2019).  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.
 
UNIFIED APPEAL BOARD (2-year term):  Five full-term positions (terms expire 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.  One position must be filled by a licensed general contractor. One position must be filled by a licensed engineer. One position must be filled by a licensed architect.  One position must be filled by a local business community member.  One position is an at large position.  
 
URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY BUDGET COMMITTEE (3-year terms):  Two full‑term positions (terms expire 01/31/2021).  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 01/31/2023). Meets twice monthly.  The Water Commission maintains, manages and operates the water system for the needs of the City.


 
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