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Commission & Committee Openings


How to Apply: Apply onlinedownload an applicationor pick one up at City Hall, 110 E. Main St. in Talent. 

For a guide on our Committee and Commission Appointments Policy,
click here.  

Urban Forestry Committee

Vacancies: None

The Urban Forestry Committee is an appointed citizen body with the primary responsibility of providing recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on direction, planning and policy on matters pertaining to Tree City USA activities, tree planting care and establishment, and protection of public street trees.  Regular meeting dates will be determined at the first meeting of the Committee.  The first meeting is expected to take place at the end of January or beginning of February 2020. 

Meetings: TBD  

Gabriella Shahi, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Application Deadline: November 29, 2019 at 5 PM. 

Planning Commission 

Vacancies: 1

The Planning Commission is made up of 7 commissioners each serving a 4-year term.  The Commission is responsible for community planning and development review related to all land use issues as specified in City Codes and State law. They meets once a month or more as needed. Members participate in the development of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Land Division Codes. 

Meetings: Fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  

Gabriella Shahi, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Application Deadline: March 24, 2020 at 5 PM. 

Economic Development Commission

Vacancies: 7

Description: This is a seven-person commission, with each person serving a four-year term.
The Economic Development Commission provides recommendations to the City Council on how to support and encourage: the retention and expansion of existing business that align with Talent’s other community development goals; a favorable environment to attract and maintain new businesses; and the development of commercial and industrial land, with preference in all cases for businesses that improve livability and/or bring jobs with wages above the Jackson County average to Talent. In support of these goals, the Commission will maintain active communication with Talent's business community to stay informed of opportunities and to be responsive to the business community's current and future needs.

Meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 

Gabriella Shahi, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Application Deadline: Open until filled. 

Talent Public Art Committee (TPAC)

Vacancies: None

Description: Currently TPAC is looking for 3-4 volunteers for specific projects and/or to become TPAC members to enjoy a greater hands-on involvement in developing the arts in Talent. So whether you’re just interested, ready to go or you’re looking to support the arts with your time or just financially, give us a call.

Contact: Aubrey Laughlin, Please specify your name, contact information and TPAC related interest to be contacted. 

Together For Talent Committee

Vacancies: 6

Description: Interested in becoming a Talenteer?  Each term is 2 years. This is a great Committee to be involved in if you have a passion for trees, trails, forums and want to help make Talent an even better place to live and work. 

Meetings: First Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.

Gabriella Shahi, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Harvest Festival Committee

Description: Looking for motivated, enthusiastic committee members to help create an event that was even better than the last.

Meetings: Meets monthly beginning in Janurary 2019 and twice a month or more as we get closer to the event. 

Contact: Gabriella Shahi, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Bee City USA

Description: Education on Pollination. 

Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.

Contact: Dolly Warden, 541-897-0065,

Architectural Review Committee

Vacancies: 2

Description:  The ARC advises City staff on Design Review criteria for the Historic District in Talent.  Reviews development applications for new or renovation projects in the Old Town area.  The Committee's main goal is to a
ssure compatibility with the defining characteristics of the surrounding area and to preserve the integrity of existing neighborhoods or to support a unifying theme for a particular development or area in order to spur economic growth.

Meetings: ​Forth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.

Contact: Zac Moody, Community Development Director, 541-535-7401,

Parks Commission

Vacancies: 1

Description: This is a seven-person commission, with each person serving a two-year term. The commission advises the City Council on planning and improvements to City parks and provides oversight to the City’s Summer Recreation Programs. Members are active in raising community awareness of use of City parks and the importance of participation in recreational activities.

Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center.  

Contact: Gabriella Ciprazo, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Budget Committee

Vacancies: None

State law requires that the City have a balance of elected and appointed representatives to this committee.  The Budget Committee is an advisory group. The Committee’s work is done primarily in April and May each year. Talent’s fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. Members serve a 3-year term

Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center.  

Contact: Gabriella Ciprazo, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

For other questions regarding the vacancies, please contact Gabriella Ciprazo at City Hall by calling 541-535-1566 or emailing