Boards and Commissions

The City of Medford has several Boards and Commissions that serve as an advisory role to the City Council. Most Boards and Commissions require that you live within the Medford City limits or in Medford's Urban Growth Area, and they generally meet once per month.

Current Commission Vacancies

ARTS COMMISSION (3-year term):  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):  One partial‑term position (term expires 01/31/2023).   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):   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):  One partial‑term position (term expires 01/31/2022). Meets monthly.  The 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, related programs and statutory responsibilities. 

Position must be filled by a member representing an educational institution.

PARKING COMMITTEE (3-year term):  One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2022.)  Meets monthly.  The Committee advises the Transportation Commission on matters related to parking in the Central Business District.  

Position must be filled by a property/business owner, employee of a business or a resident in the Central Business District. 

PLANNING COMMISSION (4-year term):  One partial-term position (term expires 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):   Two partial-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2022 and 01/31/23).  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 contractor and one position must be filled by a licensed landscaper.

TREE COMMITTEE (3-year term):  One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2022).  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 rights-of-way 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.

 

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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Application Process

If you are interested in serving on a City Board, Commission or Committee, you may submit an application at any time. All applications will be kept on file in the City Manager's Office and applicants will be contacted when there is an opening. The process to become appointed is as follows:

  1. Complete and submit an application. 
  2. Applicants will be contacted by a City staff member for an interview.
  3. Most appointments to a Board, Commission, or Committee are made at a regular City Council meeting.

Apply for a City Board, Commission or Committee

Are you ready to apply to serve on a City Board, Commission or Committee? If so, please complete our online application or if you need a paper copy please contact the City Manager's Office at cmo@cityofmedford.org or 541-744-2000.

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