Parks Advisory Committee

Purpose

The mission of the Parks Advisory Committee is to provide, preserve and promote parks, trails and recreation services to benefit the Grants Pass community.

To review and make recommendations for:

  • Allocation of recreation resources between users
  • Funding
  • Needs and locations for new park land and trail locations
  • Park planning
  • Preservation of park resources

Members

  • Chad Thorson, Chair
  • Rebekah Nugent
  • Jan Battersby
  • Shane Hickman
  • Michael Sellers, Vice Chair
  • John Blackett
  • Bradley Converse
  • Curt Collins, Council Liaison
  • Josh Hopkins, Staff Liaison

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Application

  1. Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.

    Open Positions

    Apply for Urban Area Planning Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: Applicants are required to have their principal residence within the City Limits or the Urban Growth Boundary. Fill out and submit online by November 16, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: One position is for a representative from local historical societies in Grants Pass, and one position is a representative who is the owner of a business located within the Central Business District of the City of Grants Pass. Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art (CoPA) - Applications are being accepted for two positions.  Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Budget Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: A resident and elector of the City of Grants Pass who seeks diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community. Fill out and submit online by November 4, 2022

    Apply for Sustainability and Energy Action Taskforce - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: A Grants Pass High School Student. Fill out and submit online by October 7, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: This position is for a representative who is either an owner of a property located within the Historic District, the owner of a property located within a Conservation District, or the owner of a Historic Landmark as defined by Section 13.312 of the Development Code and Designated under Section 13.420 of the Development Code. Fill out and submit online by October 7, 2022

    Apply for Urban Tree Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positions. Special qualification: Interest in promotion and enhancement of the urban forest.  Fill out and submit online by October 5, 2022.

    Apply for Bikeways and Walkways Committee - Applications are being accepted for three positions. Special qualification:  Person who represent the interest of walkers.  Fill out and submit online by October 5, 2022.