Advisory Board Descriptions
Josephine County Airport Advisory Boards
Grants Pass Airport & Illinois Valley Airport
The purpose of the Advisory Boards shall be to advise the Josephine County Board of County Commissioners and Airport Manager on all matters affecting aviation and airport facilities. These Boards meets monthly in the evenings
Josephine County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
The purpose of the JASAC is to advise and make recommendations to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners and Josephine County Public Health Director regarding long range planning and budgeting for Josephine County Animal Shelter, animal shelter operations, and use of the animal shelter facility.
Josephine County 4H/Extension Service District Budget Committee
The Committee is composed of three members of the public and the Board of Commissioners. The Budget Committee meets every spring to review and approve proposed budget documents by the Budget Officer for the Extension Service District.
Josephine County Bikeway & Walkways Committee
The Bikeways Committee consists of ten members. Five of the members must live within the City of Grants Pass and five of the member must live within the County. Grants Pass City Council will appoint five members and the Board of Commissioners will appoint five members. The Bikeways Committee works to implement the “Non-Motorized” chapter of the Master Transportation Plan by seeking input from the community. They also coordinate and disseminate information for public education about biking and walking routes and rules and serve as a resource and advisory group regarding bike and pedestrian trails for the City and County. This Board meets monthly during working hours.
Josephine County Budget Committee
This committee is composed of three members of the public and the Board of Commissioners. The Budget Committee meets three or four times in a public setting each spring to review and approve proposed budget documents by the Budget Officer for the County. Budget Committee members should have an interest in County operations and an understanding of governmental budget processes.
Josephine County Cannabis Advisory Panel
The Committee consists of nine total members and one alternate position, for the purpose of advising and making recommendations to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners, to create positive local, state and federal policy/regulations regarding matters concerning the growing, harvesting, processing, and marketing of cannabis and industrial hemp, and to report to the Board of Commissioners regarding issues that affect the cannabis and hemp industries, the positive and negative issues, and how it impacts surround residents and their property. The members shall be residents of Josephine County and appointed to a two year term.
Josephine County Collaborative Economic Development Committee
The Committee consists of 13 total members, with 5 appointed by the City of Grants Pass, 5 appointed by the County, 1 member appointed by Cave Junction, 1 member representing the Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce. The CEDC is an advisory committee to the City of Grants Pass and to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners on matters pertaining to economic development and will be responsible for advising on and monitoring the implementation of economic development actions. The CEDC is to promote cooperation in getting to agreement on how economic development actions should be implemented, and to monitor the implementation of those actions.
Josephine County Compensation Board
The Compensation Board reviews compensation data for comparable positions within the State and make recommendations based on this review for elected officials.
Josephine County Emergency Medical Services Board
The duties of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Board are to review and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding all applications for assignment of Ambulance Service Areas, including initial license, amendment to a license, or renewal of license. The Board is also responsible for providing ongoing input to the County from pre-hospital care consumers, care providers, ambulance service providers and the medical community in Josephine County.
Josephine County Fair Board
The Fair Board is composed of seven members, and meets once a month to review business management, finances, and other affairs for the fairgrounds.
Josephine County Board of Health
The purpose of the Board of Health is to make recommendations to the Public Health Authority through the administrator of the Public Health Department for the development of an effective and efficient public health programs throughout Josephine County by receiving Public Health Staff reports and making appropriate recommendations and encouraging County citizens to present department program concerns to the Board of Health and to respond to issues being reviewed by the board. The Board also makes suggestions regarding financial resources such as grants fee income, general funds, etc. The Board of Health consists of 13 members representing many different public, professional, and private entities.
Josephine Housing & Community Development Council
The Josephine Housing and Community Development Council (JHCDC), administers the federally funded, Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance programs for Josephine County, Their purpose is to provide low-income residents with opportunities to obtain affordable housing and achieve self-sufficiency. In general, the Board members set the direction and tome of the JHCDC. They give direction to the Executive Director, as necessary, and review situations brought to their attention. The Board is responsible for the decisions they make in their capacity as Board members. The Board reviews, sets and amends policies for general operation, reviews new programs, and decides whether or not to apply for them, reviews regular program reports submitted by staff at monthly meetings, etc. The Board consists of seven regular members. Board meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. located at 1205 NE 7th St.
Josephine County Library Board of Trustees
The purpose of the Board of Trustees shall be to govern the Library consistent with the law and the duly adopted Resolutions of the Board of County Commissioners. The Board consists of five and not more than 15 members who must reside within Josephine County. This Board meets the second Tuesday of every third month at 5:30 in the Ben Bones Room.
Josephine County Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee
The Josephine County Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee (LADPC) is seeking new members with an emphasis on applicants representing the recovery community, local business, cultural, faith-based, as well as community members that would represents geographical areas of Josephine County—Illinois Valley, Williams, and Wolf Creek. LADPC members are responsible for developing and recommending to the Board of Commissioners an Implementation Plan for alcohol and drug prevention, intervention and treatment services. Additional responsibilities are advocating and mobilizing communities around issues related to alcohol and drug misuse, recommending allocation of state and federal resources for services, and monitoring and evaluating program services. Members are also called on to participate on sub-committees.
Josephine County Mental Health Advisory Board
The Josephine County Mental Health Advisory Board believes that all individuals have a right to access a full range of mental health services. The Boards’ role is to help assess and represent the community’s mental health needs, and to facilitate and support the development and implementation of services to meet these. The Board also strives to promote public awareness of the services provided by the County Mental Health Program and to promote community education regarding mental illness. The Board is composed of representatives from several area agencies and the general public.
Josephine County Mining Advisory Board
The duty of the Mining Advisory Board is to advise the Board of Commissioners of the environmental problems, concerns of the timber industry, illegal mining on private and government lands, on mining ventures of large corporations and how these activities can affect the citizens of Josephine County, and other matters related to mining as deemed appropriate.
Josephine County Parks Board
The Parks Advisory Board acts as a primary line of communication between the public and Josephine County government to provide the Board of County Commissioners with the broadest range of public thought and response to Josephine County’s parks and recreational needs and services. The Board also recommends parcels of County land suitable for public parks and recreational purposes. The Board consists of nine members appointed to a four-year terms.
Josephine County Rural Area Planning Commission
The Rural Area Planning Commission has final jurisdiction over land use matters as specified in County Law for the areas outside the Urban Growth Boundary. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations regarding zone changes, comprehensive plan map amendments and site-specific changes. The Commission consists of nine members. The members are all from different geographical areas within the County. No more than two members shall be engaged principally in the buying, selling, or developing of real estate for profit either as individuals or for a company or corporation. No more than two members shall be engaged in the same kind of occupation, business, trade or profession.
Josephine County Special Transportation Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee is composed of up to nine members, each of which must be a resident of Josephine County. The duties of the Special Transportation Advisory Committee are to advise regarding the opportunities to coordinate Special Transportation Fund (STF) and Special Transportation Operating (STO) moneys and STF and STO funded projects with other transportation program and services to avoid duplication and gaps in service.
Local Public Safety Coordinating Council
Develops and recommends to the County Board of Commissioners the plan for use of state resources to serve the local youth offender population. Coordinates local juvenile justice policy among affected juvenile justice entities. In consultation with the local commission on children and families, develops and recommends to the County Board of Commissioners a plan designed to prevent criminal involvement by youth. The plan must provide for coordination of community-wide services involving treatment, education, employment, and intervention strategies aimed at crime prevention.
The Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation (RVACT) is an advisory committee to the Oregon Transportation Committee (OTC) representing the Rogue Valley area of Oregon.