The City of Ashland has regular Commission and Boards that meet on a monthly basis and give an update to Council annually. 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.
More than 100 Ashland residents sit on one or more of these Commissions, Boards, or Ad Hoc committees. These residents are all 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), Planning Commission (4 years), Citizens' Budget Committee (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.
If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit a completed application to the City Recorder. The City Recorder will also provide further information as needed on a particular board or commission. Once received the Mayor will review the application and ask for an interview. Applicants will be informed by the Mayor's office when they are or are not appointed.
For more information on volunteering for the City of Ashland contact Melissa Huhtala, City Recorder, at (541) 488-5307.