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.
Bikeways / Walkways Committee - Link to page
The purpose of the Budget Committee is to receive and review the recommended budget and approve a budget for council’s consideration.
Budget Committee - Link to page
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.
Collaborative Economic Development Committee - Link to page
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.
Committee on Public Art - Link to page
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.
Parks Advisory Committee - Link to page
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.
Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Link to page
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.
Housing Advisory Committee - Link to page
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.
Performance Audit, Visioning & Enhancement - Link to page
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.
Solid Waste Agency - Link to page
Sustainability & Energy Action Taskforce
To seek input from the Citizens of Grants Pass and develop a Sustainability/Energy Action Plan to document and guide City policy as it relates to sustainable practices and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs). The Taskforce will look for opportunities to improve City operations, manage energy consumption and promote education within the community. The Taskforce will also explore opportunities to create a permanent standing committee to advise City Council on potential actions relating to climate change, sustainability, resiliency, enhanced sequestration, tree canopy development and reduction of GHGs.
Sustainability & Energy Action Taskforce - Link to page
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.
Tourism Advisory Committee - Link to page
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.
Grants Pass Urban Area Planning Commission - Link to page
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.
Urban Tree Advisory Committee - Link to page
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.
Applying for Committees - Link to page
Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.
Apply for Committee on Public Art - Applications are being accepted for three positions. Special qualification: Representatives will generally represent visual arts, performing arts, and art education fields. Fill out and submit online by December 1, 2023
Apply for Budget Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positions. Special qualification: Residents and Electors of City of Grants Pass. Seek diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community. Fill out and submit online by January 26, 2024
Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Citizen-at-large. Fill out and submit online by December 29, 2023
Apply for Parks Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: The Council desires to have a balance of viewpoints and demographic representation including individuals with interest or experience representing athletic leagues, individuals knowledgeable in natural resource preservation, people involved with recurring park events, frequent park users, and individuals who use park family play friendly facilities. A majority of the members should live within the city limits. Fill out and submit online by December 1, 2023
Apply for Bikeways and Walkways Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: At least four members must represent the interest of walkers and at least four must represent the interest of bicyclists. Fill out and submit online by December 29, 2023