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City in search of community volunteers to fill key positions

Government — Applications due Oct. 24 for various committees, commissions to assist city


The city of Newberg has multiple openings for volunteer committee positions.

Both Newberg residents and high school students may apply to be a part of the decision-making teams of the community. Applications should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

The Affordable Housing Commission has one opening with a three-year term. The commission is responsible for reviewing Newberg Affordable Housing Trust applications.

The Budget Committee has two openings with three-year terms. The committee reviews, analyzes and discusses the city budget.

The Citizens’ Rate Review Committee has three openings with three-year terms. The CRRC is comprised of eight citizens who review, analyze and discuss rates for the city’s utility fund.

The Historic Preservation Commission has two openings, also with three-year terms. The HPC meets to identify, recognize and preserve significant properties relating to the community’s history.

The planning commission also has two openings with two-year terms. The commission hears requests for annexations, comprehensive plan changes, zone changes, conditional use permits, appeals, and other land use applications and then makes recommendations for the Newberg City Council.

Finally, the Traffic Safety Commission has five vacancies, which includes one student commissioner. The commission makes decisions on the location of parking, crosswalks, safety zones, traffic lanes, truck routes and traffic control devices within the community. In addition, they conduct and promote traffic safety programs. The student representative is a non-voting, student commissioner position.

Applications and more information are available online www.newbergoregon.gov/citycouncil/serve-city-committee-or-commission.

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