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Date: June 4, 2019
SUBJECT: Poverty and Homelessness Board
Contact: Diana Alldredge,


The Lane County Board of Commissioners in cooperation with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield through the Human Services Division (HSD) is seeking applications to fill four (4) positions on the Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB):

  • One (1) Rural Elected Official Representative

  • One (1) Direct Services Provider Representative

  • One (1) Faith-Based Organization Representative

  • One (1) Homeless/Formerly Homeless Consumer Representative

The Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) provides advice to the Board of County Commissioners and the intergovernmental Human Services Commission with the goal of reducing and preventing poverty and homelessness in Lane County. It assists the development of the delivery of housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are impoverished or homeless to improve their stability. It assists to maximize the allocation of local, state, and federal funds made available for this purpose. 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.

Its tasks shall include: participate in the development of the county’s planning , implementation, and monitoring of performance and evaluate outcomes of programs serving low-income and homeless persons; develop and review program polices and priorities; assure the coordination and implementation of a housing and human service system; review coordinated 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 (HMIS); review the process for performance improvement; participate in a Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of homeless persons that is conducted at least biannually; review an 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; and, review the efficiency and effectiveness of funding expenditures for funded activities.

For more information about the Poverty and Homelessness Board, go to

RURAL ELECTED OFFICIAL: The Rural Elected Official Representative is someone who is an elected official in a jurisdiction (city, town, etc.) in Lane County that is not the City of Eugene or City of Springfield.

DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDER REPRESENTATIVE: The Direct Service Provider Representative shall represent low-income community members as a social service/direct service representative.

FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE: The Faith-Based Organization Representative shall represent community interest from a faith-based organization.

HOMELESS/FORMERLY HOMELESS CONSUMER REPRESENTATIVE: The Homeless/Formerly Homeless Consumer Representative shall represent low-income communities as someone who has lived experience of homelessness and or a consumer of homeless services.

STAFFING: Department of Health and Human Services

MEETS: All-member meetings bi-monthly, or as needed.

MEMBERSHIP: The Poverty and Homelessness Board shall consist of fifteen (15) 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 low-income persons 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 and one rural Lane County elected official, one at-large elected official. The Board shall also consist of up to seven (7) 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.

MEETING SCHEDULE: The third Thursday of the month, noon to 1:30 p.m. Committee meeting times vary.

MANDATED: 24 CFR 578.7, ORS 458.505; 42 U.S.C. 11301

VACANCY: Four (4) vacancies. One (1) Rural Elected Official Representative; One (1) Direct Services Provider Representative; One (1) Faith-Based Organization Representative; One (1) Homeless/Formerly Homeless Consumer Representative .

TERM: Community and Citizen Members shall serve terms of three years (beginning approximately July 1, 2019). Elected representatives shall serve for a term of one year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 5, 2019; 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Electronic applications preferred. Email electronic applications to

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) 682-9839.


Online application forms are available on the Lane County website (view application forms).

On your application, please indicate the Name of the Advisory Committee (Poverty and Homelessness Board) and the position for which you are applying (i.e. which representative position).



DATE: April 5, 2017


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.

:  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.



DATE: November 7, 2017

CONTACT: Keir Miller, Planning Supervisor, 682-4631
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 PLANNING COMMISSION: This Commission makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding comprehensive plan issues and amendments. The Commission also advises and cooperates with other planning agencies within the state and may provide reports to local government officials on issues concerning county, regional or metropolitan planning. The Commission serves as the Citizen Involvement Program Committee for Lane County on matters relating to land use and promotes public interest in and understanding of the comprehensive plan and of planning and zoning in general.

MEETINGS: Twice a month; generally the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month with occasional special meetings on other evenings.




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

OTHER MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: See Lane Manual 3.575. No more than two voting members of each Planning Commission will be engaged principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit as individuals, or be members of any partnership or officers or employees of any corporation that is engaged principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit. No more than two voting members of each Planning Commission will be engaged in the same kind of occupation, business, trade or profession. Applications will be evaluated for consistency with membership criteria by Board subcommittee. 

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: