The City of Ashland has 22 regular committees, and a number of ad hoc committees, such as the Siskiyou Boulevard Ad Hoc Design Committee, and the Social and Human Services Committee. Ad Hoc committees generally are formed on an as-needed basis, and then disband once the specific issue or project related to the committee has been completed. Regular committees have recurring meeting dates and times, usually meeting on a monthly basis.
More than 200 Ashland residents sit on one or more of these committees and all are volunteers and donate a significant amount of time on behalf of the entire community. Appointments to regular committees are generally for three years, although there are exceptions such as the Band Board (1 year), and Hospital Board and Planning Commission (4 years), and appointments to ad hoc committees are generally for a year or less.
All committees have a council liaison and a staff liaison that attend the meetings. When openings become available on boards and committees, the information regarding the vacancy is posted on this web site, at City Hall and in the local papers.
If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit a letter of interest and a completed application (attached to this webpage and also available in the City Recorder's Office) to the City Recorder. The City Recorder will also provide further information as needed on a particular board or commission. After the application deadline, the mayor reviews all applications and typically makes the appointment at the following council meeting.
For more information on volunteering for the City of Ashland contact Melissa Huhtala, City Recorder, at 488-5307.