GRANTS PASS – The Grants Pass City Council appointed three local citizens to the city Budget Committee at their regular business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16. Appointees to the eight-member committee serve staggered terms of three years.
Tripp Androy, Tom Bradbeer, and Gordon Langenbeck were each appointed to three-year terms.
The purpose of the Budget Committee is to receive and review the recommended budget and approve a budget for City Council's consideration. The lay members of the committee are appointed according to Oregon Revised Statutes 294.
Androy is a financial planning and analysis manager for Dutch Bros. Coffee. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He has served on the city’s Collaborative Economic Development Committee since 2017 and joined the board of directors of the Josephine County Educational Fund in January 2020.
Bradbeer is the current chair of the Budget Committee. This is his second, three-year term. His experience includes serving as an assistant professor of economics at Eastern Oregon University, and director of Economic Development for Tillamook County.
Langenbeck has served on the Budget Committee in the past. His previous experience includes managing a crew of 2,000 people responsible for overhauling jet aircraft.
Additional members of the committee include Linda Barkey, Jason Javarone, Steve Haydon, Ferris Simpson, and Tom Brandes.
The committee generally meets beginning in May of each year. The eight city council members also participate in the meetings.