Advisory Committee Vacancies

COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS

Advisory Committee Application Form

Equity and Access Committee Application Form

Climate Action Committee Application Form

Planning Commission Advisory Committee Application Form

Independent Redistricting Committee Application

Statement of Economic Interest

Advisory Committee application forms and committee vacancy notices are also available in the Board of Commissioners office of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene.

PARKS ADVISORY COMMITEE

DATE: November 15, 2022

CONTACT: Brett Henry, Parks Division Manager, 541-682-2001

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the committee listed below. This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Commissioners on a wide variety of topics and issues. Details about the Committee and its meeting schedule and specific duties are included for your information.

PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE: It shall be the responsibility of the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee to review park improvement needs and related issues and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Committee serves as liaison group in representing the concerns of the community with regard to parks to the Board of Commissioners and representing Board decisions to the community.

MEETINGS: This Committee shall hold its regular meetings on the second Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center located at 3050 Delta Highway North, Eugene, Oregon. Meetings are being held virtually until further notice.

MEMBERSHIP: Seven (7).

VACANCIES: Two (2)

GEOGRAPHIC MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: District 3, At-Large

The Board will make a reasonable attempt to select voting membership from different geographic areas of the County.

OTHER MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with ORS Chapter 244, no Committee member shall participate in a decision in which the member has a private pecuniary interest. Affected members shall disqualify themselves from participation by written notification to the Board of County Commissioners as mandated by ORS 244.210. A disqualified member shall not be considered as being present for the purpose of determining whether a majority vote has been cast.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Applications are available online and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene or at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center at 3050 N. Delta Highway.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL: Hard copy applications can be turned in at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center at 3050 North Delta Highway, Eugene, between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. Online applications can be emailed to:  [email protected]

HOUSING POLICY BOARD

DATE:           November 22, 2022

CONTACT:  Genevieve Middleton Affordable Housing Policy & Planning Manager, City of Eugene, 541-682-5785 or [email protected]

Applications are requested from community members interested in serving on the Intergovernmental Housing Policy Board.  Application forms are available online at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Lane County Board of Commissioners' Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene.    

HOUSING POLICY BOARD:  The Intergovernmental Housing Policy Board (HPB) acts as a forum for public input into the community issues related to affordable housing.  It reviews low-income housing issues and makes policy and other recommendations regarding affordable housing to Eugene and Lane County governments.  The Mission of the HPB is to increase the availability of decent, affordable housing, for low and very low-income households in Lane County. Over the next year, the Housing Policy Board will undertake an exploration of potential purpose and process restructuring ideas that could better serve our communities, governments, and to meet the intended outcomes. Any recommendations would be given to the governing bodies for consideration/action.

MEETING:  Monthly, or as necessary.  Typically, meetings are held on the first Monday of the month from noon to 1:30 pm. 

MEMBERSHIP:  Overall board membership consists of one representative from the Lane County Board of Commissioners; one representative from the Eugene City Council; six at-large members; and ex-officio members as appropriate.  One at-large position is reserved for a low-income representative.

VACANCIES:  Housing Policy Board terms are for two years.  The HPB is currently seeking two at-large members, low-income and renter community members are always considered and encouraged to apply.  The elected officials from Lane County and Eugene are charged with making appointments. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2022, to the Board of Commissioners’ Office, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 or emailed to Dana Bernard at [email protected] . Applications shall remain active for two years for consideration of future vacancies.

LANE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Elyse Larkin, Lane County Animal Services, 541-682-2008

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the commission listed below. This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Commissioners on a wide variety of topics and issues. Details about the Committee and its meeting schedule and specific duties are included for your information.

LANE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Animal Services Advisory Committee advises the Public Works Director and the Board of County Commissioners on matters of animal service operations, program improvements, model and state of the art animal welfare, control programs, and facilities ( Lane Manual 3.600). The committee consists of seven members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

MEETINGS: Once per month; generally the 2nd Monday of every month at 4:00 pm. using remote video conferencing.

MEMBERSHIP: The committee consists of seven members: one member from each County Commissioner’s voting district; and two at-large appointments.

VACANCIES: One (1) at-large vacancy as of 03/2021

GEOGRAPHIC MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: At-large position.

The Board will make a reasonable attempt to select voting membership from different geographic areas of the County.


APPLICATION DEADLINE
: Open until filled.

Applications are available online and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene or at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center at 3050 N. Delta Highway.

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL: Hard copy applications can be turned in at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center at 3050 North Delta Highway, Eugene, between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. Online applications can be emailed to:  [email protected]

 


MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY / LOCAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE

DATE:   November 21

CONTACT:   Marie Guerrera, (541) 214-8764

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Lane County Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee (MHA/LADPC). Committee members’ responsibilities, in addition to serving on the MHA/LADPC, may include serving on a steering committee and will require two daytime meetings per month. People with interest, background, and/or lived experience in mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues are encouraged to apply.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY/LOCAL ALCOHOL & DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE: Advises the Board of Commissioners and Health & Human Services Department on matters relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues in Lane County by reviewing major policies of the community mental health program and makes recommendations to the Director and assists in identifying needs and priorities.

MEETING SCHEDULE: Monthly, third Wednesday of the month at 2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. In addition, the successful applicant may also volunteer to serve on the MHA/LADPC steering subcommittee which will entail attendance at that meeting one or two times per month.

VACANCIES: One (1) lay-member position representative of the community with a specific interest and knowledge in mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or addictions issues is open at this time.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Four-year term, eligible for potential re-appointment to an additional four-year term per the bylaws.

MEMBERSHIP: Fifteen (15).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

People representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply, including people who live in rural Lane County. Accommodations can be made for people to attend this meeting by telephone if travel to Eugene is a barrier. Applications are available online at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene.

To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.

Applications can be submitted via mail or in person to Lane County Administration, Public Service Building, 125 E 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401 or via email to [email protected] If submitting your application through email, please use "Advisory Committee" in your subject line to prevent it from going to spam.

COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL

SUBJECT:  Community Health Council

 

CONTACT: Rochelle Black, 541-682-4161            

 

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Community Health Council.  The committee advises the Board of Commissioners on topics and issues related to the Community Health Centers of Lane County, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and also serves as the governing board for the Health Centers.  Details about the Council and its composition, meeting schedule and the requirements for service on the Council follow:

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL: Provides assistance and advice to the Board of Commissioners and the Health & Human Services (H&HS) Department's Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) in promoting its mission to provide comprehensive health care that is quality-driven, affordable and culturally competent to the people of Lane County. The Community Health Council will provide input and feedback to generally advise the development, implementation and evaluation of CHCLC programs, including but not limited to all programs funded through the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care Grant(s). This may include providing feedback and advice regarding the health care needs of Lane County residents. One goal of the Community Health Council is to review marketplace trends and to provide assistance and advice which reflect the economic realities of the marketplace. The Council works with the H&HS/CHCLC's management team and with community leaders to actively engage in long-term strategic planning to build sustainability for the centers.

 

MEMBERSHIP:  The Council has a membership range of 9 to 15.


MEETING SCHEDULE
:  Monthly.  The Council meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5:15-7:00 p.m. at the Delta Oaks Clinic at 1022 Green Acres Road in Eugene.  This meeting location is convenient to bus routes.  Meals are provided and stipends are available to offset transportation and other costs which may be associated with meeting attendance.

 

VACANCY:  The Council is seeking up to five consumer members.  To qualify as a consumer, the candidate must be a current registered patient of the Community Health Centers of Lane County and must have accessed services at any of the Health Center locations within the past twenty four months.  Lane County is particularly interested in attracting consumer members who can represent those who utilize mental health services and/or those who utilize pediatric services.  A legal guardian of a consumer who is a dependent child or adult, or a legal sponsor of an immigrant may also be considered a consumer. In an effort to ensure the Council is representative of the community at large, Lane County is also interested in attracting consumer members who live in Commissioner District 1 (West Lane County), Commissioner District 4 (North Eugene) and Commissioner District 5 (East Lane County).

 

TERM: Four (4) year terms with a limit of two (2) consecutive terms of membership.  When vacancies occur during the unexpired term of a member, the Council may nominate a new member to the Board of Commissioners for consideration for appointment for the duration of the term.  Such appointees shall serve as members of the Council until the end of the terms of the outgoing members, except in the case of vacancies occurring within the last 6 months of a term, which shall be for the remaining term of the vacancy plus 4 years.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open Until Filled.

PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL

The Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from Lane County residents interested in serving on the Public Safety Coordinating Council (PSCC). Council responsibility includes serving on subcommittees requiring meetings (as much as one per month) in addition to meetings of the full body which occur roughly every three (3) months.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY COORDINATING COUNCIL: A regional advisory council for the Board of County Commissioners is charged with ensuring every effort is taken to effectively use resources to prevent crime, reduce crime, and increase the sense of safety within our communities.  PSCC has used the following strategies to fulfill its charge:

  • Have a mechanism to monitor system progress that allows PSCC to know how well it is doing in meeting its charge.
  • Explore and implement appropriate governance models that increase system efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and
  • Make sure there is a continuum of programs and services that promote healthy behavior, ensure the ability to protect the community, and hold offenders accountable. 

 

The key components of the 2021-2023 PSCC Work Plan are:

  1. Vision update and establishment of Process &Outcome Measurement Frameworks
  2. Community Outreach and Engagement
  3. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Training/Facilitation
  4. Hate and Bias Incident and Crime Prevention & Response
  5. 10 Year Public Safety Plan Reformat and Update
  6. System Funding Strategy

 

MEETING SCHEDULE:  Third Thursday of January, March, May, September, and November.

 

VACANCIES: One community member position is vacant. Applicants should have lived experience with the criminal justice system (themselves or family member) and/or be of a community typically not well served by the criminal justice system (Indigenous, Black African American, Latinx, Asian American, LGBTQ2SIA+, those experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues, additional as articulated by applicants.

 

TERM OF APPOINTMENT:  4 years.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until filled. First review of applications will be April 22, 2022.  


Applications are available in the Board of Commissioners’ Office located on the Plaza Level of the Public Service Building located at 125 East 8th Avenue in Eugene.  To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4341. To download an application please click here

 

Return completed applications to the Board of Commissioners’ Office in the Public Service Building located at 125 East 8th Avenue in Eugene or email to [email protected].


LANE COUNTY FAIR BOARD

 May 10, 2022

 

CONTACT:  Corey Buller, LEC Manager / Lane County Fair Director, 682-7353

 

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the committee listed below.  This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Commissioners on a wide variety of topics and issues.  Details about the Committee and its meeting schedule and specific duties are included for your information.

 

LANE COUNTY FAIR BOARD:  The primary function of the Fair Board is to oversee the planning, preparation and production of the Lane County Fair. It also acts in an advisory capacity on ways to more fully utilize the Events Center and to meet both the County’s and the Fair Boards interests.  It sets the Fair admissions, entry fees, programs, implementation of contracts and approves annual Fair budget.

 

MEETINGS:  Monthly, first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

 

MEMBERSHIP:  Five (5) - Seven (7).

 

VACANCIES:  Minimum of One (1)-Maximum of Three (3).  Open until at least One (1) filled.

 

TERM:  Four (4) years.

 

GEOGRAPHIC MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:  All applicants are required to be residents of Lane County.   

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Open until at least One (1) filled.

Applications are available online and at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene.  For additional information, or to request applications, please call 541-682-4203.


CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE

DATE: August 11, 2022

CONTACT: Jenna Cusimano, [email protected] or 541-682-3747

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Charter Review Committee. The Lane County Charter prescribes how the county government is organized, its powers, and the procedures to be followed in administering county affairs.

LANE COUNTY CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE: The Board of Commissioners convenes a Charter Review Committee every ten years for the purposes of reviewing and recommending changes or updates to the existing charter.


MEETINGS: Frequency and format (virtual/in-person/hybrid) to be determined by the Committee once appointed.

MEMBERSHIP: The committee consists of seven (7) members with five (5) members appointed by each Lane County Commissioner and two (2) at-large positions nominated by the Committee and appointed by the Board. Each member shall serve a maximum two (2) year term.


VACANCIES: Seven (7)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
: 5pm PST, September 1, 2022
Applications are available 
online and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene.


APPLICATION SUBMITTAL: Hard copy applications can be turned in at the Board of Commissioners’ Office located on the 2nd floor of the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8
th Avenue in Eugene. Online applications can be emailed to:  [email protected]

 

POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS BOARD

DATE: August 23, 2022

 

CONTACT: Diana Alldredge, [email protected]

 

The Lane County Board of Commissioners, through the Human Services Division (HSD), is seeking applications to fill three (3) positions on the Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) who will serve on behalf of the community members of Lane County: One (1) Direct Services Provider Representative, One (1) Faith Based Organization Representative, and One (1) Person with current or previous lived experience of homelessness, lived experience in Lane County is highly desired.

 

POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS BOARD: Serves in an advisory role to the Board of County Commissioners with the goal of reducing and preventing poverty and homelessness in Lane County. The board’s focus is on reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Lane County. It serves as the administrative board for the Lane County Community Action Agency and as the oversight board for the Lane County Continuum of Care.

 

Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) member tasks include:

·    Participate in the development of the County’s planning, implementation and monitoring of performance and evaluate outcomes of programs that serve people who are low-income and/or homelessness.

·    Develop and review program polices and priorities

·     Assure the coordination and implementation of a housing and human service system.

·     Review coordinated entry and assessment system for service access

·     Review and approve privacy, security, and data quality plans, policies and procedures, and performance measures for the Homeless Management Information System

·     Review the process for performance improvement

·     Participate in the annual a Point-in-Time Count of people experiencing homelessness.

·     Review annual gaps analysis that is conducted of homelessness needs and services

·     Develop program and financial priorities for the distribution of public funds.

·     Assure a collaborative, fair, and transparent process for developing priorities for projects to be submitted in grant applications to funders

·     Review the efficiency and effectiveness of funding expenditures for funded activities

 

MEMBERSHIP: The Board shall consist of 16 voting members appointed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Representation shall be as follows: A third of the members shall be public officials currently serving or their designees; a third of the members shall be representatives of people who are low-income in Lane County selected democratically; a third of the members shall represent business, law enforcement, the private philanthropic sector, faith-based organizations, education, healthcare or other major groups of interest in the community.

 

Public officials shall consist of one Lane County Commissioner, one City of Eugene, one City of Springfield, one at-large and one rural Lane County elected official. The Board shall also consist of non-voting ex-officio participants representing governmental agencies and departments that are responsible for housing, employment, health and human services and public welfare and continuum of care grant co-applicants.

 

TERM: Community and Citizen Members shall serve for terms of three fiscal years (July 1- June 30).

 

MANDATED: 24 CFR 578.7, ORS 458.505

 

MEETINGS: Every other month (even months) or as needed. The Poverty and Homelessness Board regular meeting schedule is the third Thursday of even months; from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Virtual due to COVID. PHB members may choose to join subcommittees, which have varied meeting schedules.

 

VACANCIES: Three vacancies: One (1) Direct Services Provider Representative, One (1) Faith Based Organization Representative, and One (1) Person with current or previous lived experience of homelessness, lived experience in Lane County is highly desired.

For more information about the Poverty and Homelessness Board, go to www.LaneCounty.org/PHB.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

 

Email electronic applications to [email protected]  

 

Hardcopy applications can be mailed or faxed to:

Diana Alldredge
Lane County Human Services Division
151 W. 7th Avenue, Room 560, Eugene, OR 97401
Fax: (541) 682-3760

 

Applications are available at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioner’s Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue in Eugene.