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The City of Medford wants you, and a few others, too

The volunteer positions last several years.

Posted: Sep 27, 2021 12:44 PM

The City of Medford is hoping this adage rings true: “If you can’t beat them, join them.”

The Mayor and City Council are looking for people to serve on various Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021.

If you want to apply, you must either maintain a physical residence within the Medford Urban Growth Boundry or own a business or real property within the boundary.

The following information was released today.

ARTS COMMISSION (3-year term): Three full-term positions (terms expire 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.

AUDIT COMMITTEE (4-year term): One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2026). Meets once per year. The committee ensures the auditor of City’s financial statements is truly independent from City management; provides perspective on matters related to internal controls and the audit of the financial statements; and provides a communications link between management, the independent auditor and the City Council.

The position is at large. Member must have experience in reviewing audits, banking and/or financial reports.

BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (3-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025). 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.

BUDGET COMMITTEE (4-year term): Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2026). Meets primarily in the spring to review the City’s budget document prior to forwarding its recommendation to the City Council. The appointed member will also serve on Medford Urban Renewal Agency Budget Committee.

CEMETERY COMMISSION (3-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025) 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.

COMMISSION ON ACCESS, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION (3-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025). Meets monthly. The Commission advises the City Council access, diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that strengthen connections and improve success in diverse community groups and with City government.

COMMUNITY SERVICES & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (3-year term): Four full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025). 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.

One opening for each category: affordable housing representative, lived homelessness experience, educational institution representative and at-large member.

HOSPITAL FACILITIES AUTHORITY BOARD (5-year term): One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2027). 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): Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025). 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: realtor or multi-family housing operator, construction & development representative and at-large member.

LANDMARKS & HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION (4-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2026). 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.

PARKING COMMITTEE (3-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025). 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 and one position is at large.

PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION (3-year term): Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025) and one partial-term position (term expires 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 01/31/2026). 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.

POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (3-year term): Four full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025). Meets quarterly. The Police Advisory Committee assists the Police Department in exploring solutions to community issues and to serve as a forum for community members to seek redress for unresolved Police complaints.

One opening for each category: resident citizen of Ward 2, resident citizen of Ward 4, a member representing the minority community and a member representing the business community.

SITE PLAN & ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION (4-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2026). 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; one position is at large. When selecting the at-large position, preference is given to applicants with experience in engineering, architecture, landscaping and/or construction.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (3-year term): Two full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2025). 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 01/31/2025). 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.

UNIFIED APPEAL BOARD (2-year term): Five full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2024). 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 for each category: member of the business community, licensed contractor, licensed engineer, licensed architect and at-large member.

URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY BUDGET COMMITTEE (4-year term): Three full-term positions (terms expire 01/31/2026). Generally meets one time in odd years to review Medford Urban Renewal Agency’s budget document prior to forwarding its recommendation to the Board of Directors. Appointed member will also serve on Budget Committee.

WATER COMMISSION (5-year term): One full-term position (term expires 01/31/2027). 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 ARTS COMMISSION (1-year term): One partial-term position (term expires 06/30/2022). 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.

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