Boards and Commissions

The City Council is seeking volunteers to better our community by advising City Council on policy issues and Council adopted Goals and Objectives. The public is always invited and encouraged to attend advisory committee meetings

Whether you are interested in budgeting, community involvement, economic development, parks and recreation, library, historical preservation, public are, land use and more, the City has many opportunities to volunteer your time and talents.

Apply (or reapply) to serve on a Board or Commission.

Important Things to Consider Before Applying 

  • Eligibility: a person must be 18 years of age or older and a Forest Grove resident. Members serve four-year terms, may not be city employees, and all members serve without compensation.
  • Attendance: members are expected to attend scheduled meetings and members with three or more unexcused absences may have their position declared vacant.
  • Public Meetings and Records: all meetings are held in compliance with public meeting laws and are subject to public records laws.  Please become familiar with these prior to applying.  
  • Conflicts of Interest and Ethics: members are considered public officials and subject to Oregon ethics law and campaigning law.  Members of the Planning Commission must also file an Electronic Statement of Economic Interest.  Please become familiar with these prior to applying.
  • Students: are welcome to serve on all Boards and Commissions, except for Planning and Budget.  Student applicants must be high school grade level and residing or attending school, including home-schooled, in Forest Grove.  To apply, use the form above.  

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