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.

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.
  • 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:  

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The Mayor or Chair will call on the citizen during public comment.
  4. 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.
  5. Council may ask two questions of every citizen during public comment. Citizens will be given one minute to respond.
  1. Rob Pell

    Rob Pell

    Ward 1 Representation

  1. Brian  DeLaGrange

    Brian DeLaGrange

    Ward 1 Representation

  1. Rick Riker

    Rick Riker

    Ward 2 Representative

  1. Valerie Lovelace

    Valerie Lovelace

    Ward 2 Representative

  1.  Dwight Faszer II

    Dwight Faszer, II

    Ward 3 Representative

  1. Joel King

    Joel King

    Ward 4 Representative

  1. Vanessa Ogier

    Vanessa Ogier

    Ward 4 Representative

  1. Curt Collins

    Curt Collins

    Ward 3 Representation

City Council Contacts

  1. Sara Bristol

    Email Sara Bristol
    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