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
Downtown Parking Taskforce
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
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 CoPA - fill out and submit online by August 5, 2021
Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Special Qualifications: Financial Institution/lender or Renter in the LMI - fill out and submit online by August 13, 2021
Apply for CEDC - Special Qualifications: Manufacturing/Industrial or Member-at-large - fill out and submit online by August 20, 2021
Apply for Urban Tree Advisory Committee - fill out and submit online by September 3, 2021
The July issue of the city's official newsletter, GP Now, is available to read online. Read on...
Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Committee on Public Art (CoPA). These are three-year appointments. Read on...
Applications are being accepted for two positions on the City of Grants Pass Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) due to expiring terms. These are three-year appointments. Read on...
Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) due to one expiring term and one resignation. These are three-year appointments. Read on...
Applications are being accepted for four positions on the City of Grants Pass Urban Tree Advisory Committee due to expiring terms. These are two-year appointments. Read on...