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.
The Mayor and Councilors are volunteers and do not keep regular office hours. They can be contacted by:
- 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.
- Correspondence received before 5 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month will be reviewed during the Council meeting.
- 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:
- Public comment cards can be picked up and submitted during normal business hours (8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday) at the City Administration office. Comment cards are also available in the Council Chambers. Comment cards will be received up until the Public Comment section of the meeting.
- The public comment period will be limited to no more than 30 minutes. In special circumstances, Council has the discretion to extend the public comment period.
- The Mayor or Chair will call on the citizen during public comment.
- Individuals will be given 3 minutes to speak. If there are more than 10 citizens requesting to speak, individuals will be given 2 minutes to speak.
- Council may ask two questions of every citizen during public comment. Citizens will be given one minute to respond.
Rob PellWard 1 Representation
Brian DeLaGrangeWard 1 Representation
Rick RikerWard 2 Representative
Valerie LovelaceWard 2 Representative
Dwight Faszer, IIWard 3 Representative
Joel KingWard 4 Representative