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.  The Boards & Commissions Handbook provides additional information on member rules, duties and responsibilities.

Current Commission Vacancies

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. 

ARTS COMMISSION (3-year term):  One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2025).  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 01/31/2024).   Meets monthly.  The Committee advises the Transportation Commission on plans and issues related to non-motorized transportation in the City of Medford.  Candidates are sought to represent pedestrian interests, cycling interests and other non-motorized transportation modes.

BUDGET COMMITTEE (4-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2024).  Meets primarily in the Spring to review the City’s budget document prior to forwarding its recommendation to the City Council.  Appointed member will also serve on Medford Urban Renewal Agency Budget Committee.

PARKING COMMITTEE (3-year term):  One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2023).  Meets monthly.  The Committee advises the Transportation Commission on matters related to parking in the Central Business District. 

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

SITE PLAN & ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION (4-year term):   One partial-term position (term expires 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. 

Position is at large.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (3-year term):  One partial-term position (term expires 01/31/2023).  Meets monthly.  The Commission works with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Parking Committee, the Traffic Coordinating Committee and the Transportation Advocacy Committee of the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (TRADCO) to advise the City Council and the Planning Commission on all matters affecting transportation policy in the City of Medford and surrounding area.

Position is at large.

TREE COMMITTEE (3-year term):  Two partial-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025).  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.

 

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 ARTS COMMISSION (1-year term):   One full-term position (term expires 06/30/2023).  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.   

YOUTH MEMBER OF THE CEMETERY COMMISSION (1-year term):  One full-term position (term expires 06/30/2023).  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.

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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 541-774-2000.

Apply Now for a City Board, Commission or Committee