Advisory Board Descriptions
County Airport Advisory Boards
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
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.
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
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
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.
County Emergency Food and Shelter Advisory Board
The Emergency Food and Shelter Advisory
Board is composed of members representing the following: Local Government,
United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Jewish community, Catholic
Community, Council of Churches or Protestant Organizations, Advocates for the
Homeless, Native Americans, and Other Local Area Boards. Members serve an
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.
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.
County Farm Board
Members meet once a year to review and
advise the Assessor with respect to the use of comparable sales figures in
assessing agricultural land.
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.
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.
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.
Public Safety Coordinating Council
The purpose of the council is 1) to
develop and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners a plan for use of
state resources to service the local youth offender population; 2) to
coordinate local juvenile justice policy among affected juvenile justice
entities; and 3) in consultation with the local commission on children and families,
develop and recommend to the Board of County 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.
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.
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.
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.
County Traffic Safety Advisory Committee & Safer Streets Ahead for Everyone
Safer Streets Ahead for Everyone
(SSAFE) is part of an ongoing safety project in Josephine County. Through the
formation of the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, SSAFE is able to apply for
Grant Funds to make improvements on existing programs as well as designate
funding for new programs. The Committee also puts an emphasis on public
education and awareness. The Traffic Safety Advisory Committee is composed of
representatives from many different State and Local safety agencies and members
of the general public.
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.
Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)
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
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 (Jackson