Committees & Commissions

The City of Grants Pass City Council welcomes and encourages citizen participation in municipal government through service on City boards, commissions and committees. Below is a list of current boards, commissions, and committees. As openings occur, the City will advertise in the local newspaper and City website.
  1. Allen Creek Sports Park Task Force

    The Allen Creek Soccer Task Force explores options for the design and funding of a soccer complex at the Allen Creek Reserve property and Allen Dale Elementary School.

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  2. Bikeways / Walkways Committee

    The purpose of this committee is to implement the non-motorized chapter of the Master Transportation Plan, seek input from the community, coordinate and disseminate information for public education about biking and walking routes and rules, and serve as a resource and advisory group regarding bike and pedestrian trails for the city and the county.

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  3. Budget Committee

    The purpose of the Budget Committee is to receive and review the recommended budget and approve a budget for council’s consideration.

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  4. Committee on Public Art (CoPA)

    The Committee on Public Art evaluates legislation, structures, financing devices and public policy pertaining to the Arts in Grants Pass.

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  5. Grants Pass Parks Advisory Board

    The mission of the Grants Pass Parks Advisory Board is to provide, preserve and promote parks, trails and recreation services to benefit the Grants Pass community.

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  6. Historical Buildings and Sites Commission

    The Historical Buildings and Sites Commission has the authority to issue land use decisions regarding alteration of structures, new construction and demolition within all locally designated historic districts, sites, and landmarks within the Urban Growth Boundary, which were designated by the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation on October 1, 1981.

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  7. Performance Audit, Visioning & Enhancement

    The Performance Audit, Visioning and Enhancement (PAVE) Committee of the City of Grants Pass is established for the purpose of promoting excellence in the City of Grants Pass by providing oversight and recommendations for Internal and External Audits and Program Assessments with accompanying plans for improvement.

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  8. Solid Waste Agency

    In 2001 a cooperative agreement between the City of Grants Pass (City) and Josephine County created the Solid Waste Agency.

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  9. Tourism Advisory Committee

    The purpose of the Tourism Advisory Committee is to recommend a provider for tourism promotion services in the community to review the strategy for the implementation of the tourism program and to report its findings and recommendations to Council on a quarterly basis, to coordinate the efforts of local tourism providers and others for program events, and to identify and stage special events, promotions, and other tourism-related activities.

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  10. Urban Area Planning Commission

    The Grants Pass Urban Area Planning Commission (UAPC) is the advisory agency to the City Council for land use procedures as set forth in Article 7.045 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code.

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  11. Urban Renewal Task Force

    This task force meets in order to explore issues related to downtown parking and to work with a consultant to create a downtown parking study and plan for future parking improvements in the downtown.

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  12. Urban Tree Advisory Committee

    The Grants Pass Urban Tree Advisory Committee was established on March 2, 1988, to review, develop and implement programs and activities which promote, protect and enhance the urban forest as a part of the Tree City USA program.

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  13. Committee Applications

    This application is used by the City of Grants Pass to fill vacancies on the City Council, task force, boards, commissions, and committees.

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