City Council

Grants Pass is a council-manager form of government. The mayor and councilors volunteer their time to serve our community. Elected by city residents, they serve their respective wards.

Eight Councilors represent 4 wards and are elected at large to 4-year terms of office. The Council oversees city government and employs a City Manager who is in charge of the city staff and departments.

City Council Meetings and Workshops are held in the Council Chambers at 5th & NW A Streets in Grants Pass.

  • Regular Meetings - 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Workshops - Mondays at 11:45 a.m. Workshops are informal, 75 to 90 minutes, and are generally staff presentations on a specific subject, agenda review, or other matters the Council has requested.
  • Agendas, minutes, and videos are available in the Agenda Center.
  1. Roy Lindsay

    Roy Lindsay

    Mayor
    Phone: 541-291-0346

The Mayor and Councilors are volunteers and do not keep regular office hours. They can be contacted by:

  • phone
  • Mayor and City Councilor's email
  • by regular mail at 101 NW A Street, Grants Pass OR 97526.

The City Council appreciates hearing from citizens. Your questions are handled as follows:

  • Questions sent by email and are technical in nature will receive a direct response from staff.
  • Questions regarding policy decisions will be referred to Council for their consideration and response. A printed copy of your email will be included in the Council's packets for their review.
  • Correspondence received before 5 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month will be included in that week's packet.
  • Council will respond to emails with a disclosed name and address. A written response will be emailed to you.

Note: When you email the City Council, your email becomes a public record.

PUBLIC COMMENT. Public comment is an opportunity for the public to address the Council on items not related to a public hearing or Council action item pertaining to City jurisdiction. Public comment process:  

  1. Public comment cards must be completed and turned into the City Recorder by 5:50 pm prior to the meeting.
  2. Public comment cards can be picked up and submitted during normal business hours (8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday) at the City Administration office.
  3. The public comment period will be limited to no more than 30 minutes.
  4. The Mayor or Chair will call on the citizen during public comment.
  5. Individuals will be given 3 minutes to speak.
  6. If more than two people are speaking on one topic, those individuals will be asked to select a spokesperson and that one individual will be provided 5 minutes.
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    Tyler Flaming

    Council President, Ward 1 Representative
    Phone: 541-450-6000
    Sworn in January 3, 2017
    Term ends December 31, 2020

  1. Clint Scherf

    Clint Scherf

    Ward 1 Representative
    Phone: 541-450-6000
    Sworn in February 11, 2019
    Term ends December 31, 2020

  1. Rick Riker

    Rick Riker

    Ward 2 Representative
    Phone: 541-479-7333
    Occupation: Planning Consultant
    Sworn In: April 7, 2010
    Term Ends: December 31, 2022

  1. Valerie Lovelace

    Valerie Lovelace

    Ward 2 Representative
    Phone: 541-479-0952
    Sworn In: January 4, 2016
    Term Ends: December 31, 2020

  1. Dennis Roler

    Dennis Roler

    Ward 3 Representative
    Phone: 541-479-4272
    Occupation: Retired
    Sworn In: January 5, 2015
    Term Ends: December 31, 2022

  1.  Dwight Faszer II

    Dwight Faszer, II

    Ward 3 Representative
    Phone: 541-450-6000
    Sworn in January 2, 2019
    Term ends December 31, 2020

  1. Joel King

    Joel King

    Ward 4 Representative
    Phone: 541-479-0708
    Sworn in January 2, 2019
    Term ends December 31, 2022

City Council Contacts

  1. Roy Lindsay

    Mayor
    Email Roy Lindsay
    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

    Ph: 541-450-6000

    City Councilors

    Find the Councilors' Phone Numbers and individual Email

    Email Mayor and All Councilors

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Council Districts