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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR MEDFORD BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
 
Medford Mayor and City Council are looking for people interested in serving on City Boards, Commissions and Committees.  To qualify for most positions, applicants must maintain a physical residence, own real property or own a business within Medford’s Urban Growth Boundary.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (541) 774‑2000.
 

Application forms are available on the City website at www.cityofmedford.org.  Hover over the Get Involved tab at the top of the home page, select Commissions and Committees, select the Click Here  hyperlink on middle of page to view all open positions and select Online Applications on left side of screen.  Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2020. 
 
ARTS COMMISSION (3-year term):  Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2024) and one partial-term position (term expires 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 01/31/2024).   Meets monthly.  The Committee advises the Transportation Commission 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 01/31/2024) and one partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2023).  Meets monthly. The Commission makes recommendations to the Parks & Recreation Commission regarding the funding and operation of the Eastwood Cemetery.  The Commission also works to secure donations and bequests for the Cemetery Trust Fund.

COMMUNITY SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (3-year term):  Three full‑term positions (terms expire 01/31/2024).  Meets monthly.  The Commission administers 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. 
 
One opening for each category: local business representative, healthcare representative and at-large member.

 
HOSPITAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY BOARD (5-year term):  One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2026).  Meets only when called, generally once per year.  The Board acts as a conduit which allows non-profit hospital facilities to float tax-free bonds.
 
HOUSING ADVISORY COMMISSION (3-year term):  Four full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2024).  Meets monthly.  The Commission acts 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.  
 
One opening for each category: lending institution representative, realtor or multi-family housing operator, construction & development representative and affordable housing developer. 
 
LANDMARKS & HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION (4-year term):  One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2025).  Meets only when called, generally once per year.  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 of Medford.
 
MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION (3-year term):  Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2024).   Meets monthly.  The Commission serves to represent and reflect issues of economic, social and cultural interest for Medford’s growing multicultural community. 
 
PARKING COMMITTEE (3-year term):  One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2024) and two partial-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022 and 01/31/2023).  Meets monthly.  The Committee advises the Transportation Commission on matters related to parking in the Central Business District. 
 
One position must be filled by a property/business owner, employee of a business or a resident in the Central Business District; two positions are at large.
 
PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION:  Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2024).  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 01/31/2025).  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 of Medford. 
 
SITE PLAN & ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION (4-year term):   Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025).  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 existing structures. 
 
One position must be filled by a licensed engineer; two positions are at large.  When selecting the at-large positions, preference is given to applicants with experience in engineering, architecture, landscaping and/or construction.
 
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (3-year term):  One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2024).  Meets monthly.  The Commission works with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Parking Committee and the Traffic Coordinating Committee to advise the City Council and the Planning Commission on all matters affecting transportation policy in the City of Medford and surrounding area.
 
TREE COMMITTEE (3-year term):  Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2024).  Meets monthly.  The Committee is a Sub-Committee of the Parks and Recreation Commission.  The Committee advises the Parks & Recreation Commission on matters regarding trees in the right-of-ways and in parklands.
 
UNIFIED APPEAL BOARD (2-year term)Two partial-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022).  Meets only when called.  The Board performs the function of those boards created by the Uniform Building Codes, Plumbing Code, Electrical Code and Mechanical Code.  Members must have knowledge in the building field. 
 
One position must be filled by a member of the business community and one position is at large.
 
WATER COMMISSION (5-year term):  One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2025).  Meets twice monthly.  The Water Commission maintains, manages and operates the water system for the needs of the City of Medford.
 
YOUTH APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR
MEDFORD BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
 
To qualify for these positions, applicants must reside within City limits and be enrolled in one of the following schools: South Medford High, North Medford High, Cascade Christian High, St. Mary’s High, Central Medford High, Public Charter High Schools or may be home schooled. All youth positions begin July 1 and end June 30.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (541) 774‑2000.

YOUTH MEMBER OF THE CEMETERY COMMISSION:   One partial-term position (term expires 06/30/2021).  Meets monthly.  Commission makes recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission regarding the funding and operation of Eastwood Cemetery.  The Commission also works to secure donations and bequests for the Cemetery Trust Fund.
 
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