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Commissions & Committees


***Please Note***

The City Administrator suspended all non-essential regular City Committee/Commission meetings beginning March 12, 2020, as a precautionary and preventive measure for COVID-19. 
Tree Commission meetings resumed September 2020 and will be held electronically until further notice.

The purpose and mission of the Housing and Human Services Commission is to assess and make recommendations to the City Council for addressing the continuum of housing and human services needs for the purpose of enhancing community health and well-being.

The Powers and Duties of the Housing and Human Services Commission are:
  • To monitor and assess the continuum of housing and human services needs of the community, and utilize this information to advise the City Council regarding policy and funding strategies relating to housing and human services;
  • To consider the feasibility of and advise the City Council on programs that assist in addressing the unmet utility, medical, transportation, and food needs of seniors, children and families in Ashland, and other related human services programs;
  • To review and make recommendations to the City Council on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) related allocations;
  • To review and make recommendations to the City Council on the Housing Trust Fund and related allocations;
  • To monitor projects funded with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), City of Ashland Social Service Grants, and the Housing Trust Funds;
  • To investigate federal, state, county and private funding for implementation of housing and human services programs;
  • To foster public knowledge and support of official city housing and human services programs;
  • To enhance cooperation between the public and private sectors by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons;
  • To evaluate, review, and recommend to the Planning Commission and City Council innovative land use strategies targeted at promoting a broad variety of housing types; and
  • To monitor housing discrimination complaints and corrective actions within the City, and to report to the City Council measures taken to further equal opportunity to all persons to live in decent housing facilities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, source of income, or familial status.
Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

Contact the Housing and Human Services Commission
Established Meetings Length of Term
October 18, 2013 4th Thursday of the Month from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way 3 Year Terms Expiring April 30th


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Jackie Bachman Commissioner - Position 9  2/19/2019 4/30/2022
Gina DuQuenne Council Liaison
Joy Fate Commissioner - Position #5 9/21/2021 4/30/2023
Echo Fields Commissioner - Position 2 2/5/2020 4/30/2022
Kathy Kali Commissioner -Position #6 9/21/2021 4/30/2024
Chris Mahan Commissioner - Position 8 3/17/2020 4/30/2024
Heidi Parker Commissioner - Position 7 5/1/2021 4/30/2024
Linda Reid Staff Liaison
Linda Reppond Commissioner - Position 4 9/5/2017 4/30/2023
Rich Rohde Commissioner - Position 1 - Chair 12/17/2013 4/30/2022
Leda Shapiro Commissioner - Position 3 4/6/2021 4/30/2022

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
12/9/2021 11:00 AM 3:00 PM Housing and Human Services Commission Site Visit Notice
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December 9

Housing and Human Services Commission Special Meeting

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