Millersburg community members may choose to participate in City government through serving on one of our standing or ad hoc commissions or committees (herein referred to as “committees”). State law requires that the City maintain certain groups, such as a Planning Commission and Budget Committee, while special ad hoc committees may be created by the Council for a particular purpose to study a certain area of interest or concern. For instance, the Parks Committee was formed to serve in an advisory capacity for the development of the Parks Master Plan and sunset when the Parks Master Plan was completed. A Parks Commission will take its place.
These groups provide guidance and expertise on important policy issues that affect the City government and the community as a whole. Group members provide an invaluable service to our community by interacting with people of all ages, interests, and backgrounds and providing elected officials and City staff greater understanding of community concerns, values, and perspectives.
To serve, committee members must be residents of the City of Millersburg unless otherwise specified for a given committee.
Budget Committee Term: Three years No Vacancies
The Budget Committee is an advisory group created by Oregon law to take public comment and testimony on the proposed budget and to recommend approval with any changes of the proposed budget to the City Council. The Budget Committee is active April through June. The Committee reviews the City’s proposed budget and budget policies. The Budget Committee is comprised of the five City Council members and five citizen members. All citizen nominees must be formally appointed by the full City Council.
Events Planning Committee None Open
The major responsibility of the Events Planning Committee is to plan and facilitate the annual Millersburg Celebration that happens every September. As requested by City Council, the Committee may coordinate other City-wide events.
Parks Commission Term: Three years
Formed March 10, 2020, the Parks Commission consists of five (5) members, each serving an offset rotating three-year term and provides advice to the City Council about major programs, activities, and policies related to parks and recreational activities in the community. In addition, this Commission oversees the implementation of the Parks Master Plan and recommends development of facilities in the City’s parks system to the City Council. All nominees are formally appointed by the full City Council. Recruitment for this Commission will happen fall 2020.
Planning Commission Term: Three years One Vacancy
The Planning Commission is made up of seven Council-appointed volunteers and oversees implementation of the City’s Land Use Development Code and Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission reviews and approves or denies applications for various types of land uses.
Citizen Advisory Group Application
Parks Committee Sunset as of 2020/Archived
The Parks Committee was formed by the City Council in August 2017 to research and develop plans and projects for City parks. In late 2018, the City Council changed the role of the Parks Committee to serve in an advisory capacity, specifically for the development and implementation of the Parks Master Plan. The Parks Committee consisted of between five (5) and a maximum of twelve (12) citizens at large, not including members of the City Council or Planning Commission. The Parks Committee sunset at the completion of the Parks Master Plan in early 2020.