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.

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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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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Collaborative Economic Development Committee

The purpose of the Economic Development Committee is to implement the joint City of Grants Pass and Josephine County Economic Development Strategic Plan.
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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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Downtown Parking Taskforce

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Parks Advisory Committee

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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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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Housing Advisory Committee

The Housing Advisory Committee explores opportunities to facilitate provision of housing for all income levels, and it makes recommendations to the City Council.
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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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Solid Waste Agency

The Solid Waste Agency was created to allow Josephine County, Grants Pass, and Cave Junction to share responsibilities for Solid Waste Management.
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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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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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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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Applying for Committees

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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Committee Application

  1. Accepting applications for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission

    Applications are still being accepted for a position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission due to a vacancy. Read on...
  2. Accepting applications for Collaborative Economic Development Committee

    The City of Grants Pass is still accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Collaborative Economic Development Committee. Read on...
  3. Accepting applications for Urban Tree Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for four positions on the Urban Tree Advisory Committee due to expiring terms and a vacancy. Read on...
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