Boards & Commissions Orientation Manual

Message From the City Recorder

Oregon City LogoDear Friend,

Thank you for your interest in serving your community through participation on a City of Oregon City board, commission, or committee. Members of boards and commissions provide an invaluable service to our City. They advise the City Commission on a wide variety of subjects by making recommendations on important policy matters. The City of Oregon City currently has fifteen active boards, commissions, or committees that consist of volunteers appointed by the Mayor or City Commission. The member's role is crucial to the success of Oregon City's representative government. By sharing their experience, expertise, and time, citizens provide valuable insight - the citizen's point of view - to the operations of the City and the City Commission's decision-making process. Boards and commissions review new and existing operations in specific areas and suggest an appropriate course of action to City management and the City Commission.

On behalf of the City Commission, I wish to thank each board, commission, and committee member for their service and extend an invitation to all Oregon City residents to give serious consideration to serving their community.

Note: Board, commission, and committee are used interchangeably throughout this manual.

Apply to serve on a City Board or Commission!

Orientation Manual