City Boards, Commissions,
Volunteering is a good way to get to know us and to serve the community.
The city has numerous boards and commissions on which you could serve.
For more information, contact the City Manager's Office, 541-726-3700,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Springfield Arts Commission was created by the City Council to promote the arts in Springfield. The Commission gives assistance to local artists in the form of grant sponsorship, networking, education, exhibits, and occasionally funding. The Commission meets the 2nd Monday of each month (except for July and August) at 6:30 p.m. Contact: Kristen Cure, 726-2232.
This statutory committee guides the long-range financial plan and develops
the City's annual budget. This Committee meets once in December/January,
then again in April/May. Contact: Bob Duey, 726-3740.
The board determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods
of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the Specialty
Codes enumerated in Articles 2 through 6 of the Building Safety Codes.
The board also listens to variance applications relating to the Springfield
Sign Code. Contact: David Bowlsby, 736-1029.
The Council holds regular meetings each first and third Monday of the
month at 7:00 p.m. Work sessions are held on the second and fourth Mondays
at 5:30 p.m. Councilors are elected by the citizens of Springfield as
the local governing body to set policies for the operation of the City
of Springfield. The Council has all the authority granted to them by State
Law and the City Charter. Contact: Gino Grimaldi, 726-3700.
Advisory Committee (CDAC)
This citizen committee provides recommendations to the City Council on
the best use of the City's allotment of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds. These funds support housing programs, social services, affordable rental and home ownership housing development, neighborhood revitalization activities, parks and street construction and downtown redevelopment.
Please click on the link above for more information about the Springfield CDAC. Contact: Kevin Ko, 726-2302.
Travel Lane County
The bureau is a non-profit organization which aggressively markets the
local area and Lane County as a visitor destination and provides services
to conventions, tourists and members as needed. The board TLC Board meets monthly. Contact: John Tamulonis, 726-3700.
The Metro Partnership pursues economic development and diversification
using private and public sector coordination, site and infrastructure
development, business assistance and employee training, destination point
development, and marketing and recruitment. Appointees to this committee
are required to be the Mayor and Council President. The Metro Partnership
Executive Board meets monthly; the full board meets quarterly. Contact:
John Tamulonis, 726-3700.
Glenwood Renewal Advisory Committee (GRAC)
This committee provides advice to the Springfield Economic Development Agency Board which operates the Glenwood Urban Renewal Plan to develop and redevelop the infrastructure to support the Glenwood Refinement Plan and other development activity outlined in the Glenwood Urban Renewal Plan adopted December 6, 2004. The Glenwood Renewal Advisory Committee meets on a monthly basis or as needed. Contact: Courtney Griesel, 736-7132.
This statutory commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Planning
Commission, Hearings Officer or City Council concerning certain quasi-judicial
decisions and legislative matters for properties within or potentially
within the Historic Overlay District. This commission also oversees projects
which foster and preserve the community's heritage. The Commission meets every other
month. Contact: Molly Markarian, 726-4611
This intergovernmental committee advises the Board of Commissioners and
the Springfield and Eugene City Councils on the housing needs of the low-income
residents, and develops a budget and work plan for targeting local government
resources for housing related activities. The frequency of the board's
meetings varies from every two weeks to monthly. Contact: Kevin Ko, 726-2302.
This intergovernmental committee advises the Board of Commissioners and
the Springfield and Eugene City Councils on community needs and priorities
for human services, and assists in developing a strategic intergovernmental
human services management plan for targeting local government resources.
Liaisons to this committee can be either from the City Council or Budget
Committee. Contact: Kevin Ko, 726- 2302.
Boundary Commission Advisory Committee (LCBC)
This committee provides administrative oversight to the Lane County Boundary
Commission. Specifically, the advisory committee approves the Boundary
Commission's annual operating budget and reviews administrative regulations
of the Boundary Commission. The committee also has the authority to review
annexation proposals coming before the Boundary Commission. Contact: Gino Grimaldi, 726-3700
Air Pollution Authority (LRAPA) Board
LRAPA is the local air pollution authority for Lane County. LRAPA is responsible
for monitoring Lane County air pollution and determining compliance in
the Lane County area with the Federal Clean Air Act. The LRAPA Board oversees
the operations of the authority. Contact: Gino Grimaldi, 726-3700.
Partnership (formerly SWPIC)
SWPIC directs the operation of local employment and training programs
funded under the federal Job Training Partnership Act. Contact: John Tamulonis,
The Library Board advises the City Council and City Manager on issues related to Library development, services, and policies. The Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from September through July, at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Rob Everett, 726-3756.
The council was formed to help address watershed management issues in
the McKenzie River Watershed and provide a framework for coordination
and cooperation among key interests in the development and implementation
of watershed action program. The Council meets monthly. .
Policy Committee (MPC)
This intergovernmental committee was formed to consolidate several intergovernmental
committees, including the Metro Cable TV Commission, Metro Plan Policy
Committee, Metro Transportation Committee and Urban Transition Committee.
This Committee reviews policy issues related metropolitan, intergovernmental
cooperation and also serves as an appeal body when differences occur in
approval of Metro Plan Amendments. The Committee consists of two elected
officials each from Eugene, Springfield and Lane County. Contact: Gino Grimaldi, 726-3700.
Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC)
This commission oversees the provision of the sewer service in the metro
area. The Commission meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Ron Bittler, 744-4170.
The purpose of this Board is to organize and operate the Springfield
Neighborhood Watch Program. Neighborhood Watch promotes safety through
neighborhood unity and partnership with law enforcement. The Board meets
the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00p.m. with a general informational
meeting held prior to the board meeting at 6:00p.m. Contact: Tana Steers,
This commission makes recommendations to the City Council and other public
agencies on policy matters related to planning, zoning and development
within the City. The Planning Commission also serves as the city's Committee
for Citizen Involvement with responsibility for approving citizen participation
programs and opportunities for participating in land use matters affecting
the city. The Planning Commission meets each first and third Tuesdays
at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Greg Mott, 726-3774.
The task force provides input regarding police policy matters and Long
Range Plan implementation to the Chief of Police. They review police
and make recommendations to the City Council. The task force meets quarterly,
or as needed. Contact: Jerry Smith, 726-3729.
Coordinating Council (PSCC)
Coordinating Councils were created by the Oregon legislature for the purpose
of coordinating county- wide public safety and criminal justice services.
Contact: Gino Grimaldi, 726-3700.