Thank you for your interest in the City of Lake Oswego and in volunteering your time to serve on a Board or Commission. The Boards and Commissions play an important role in helping Lake Oswego be a better community, raising citizen voices on important issues, making decisions and also advising the City Council.
Council is recruiting for two positions and one alternate.
The Planning Commission is a seven-member citizen advisory body appointed to review long range planning issues, neighborhood planning, and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and implementing ordinances. The Planning Commission focuses on land use policy issues and makes recommendations to the City Council on such issues, based on criteria outlined in the City's Comprehensive Plan and Community Development Code. Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. In order to fully understand the position that you are applying for, please do take the time to review the Planning Commission's website and documents. Also, it is strongly recommended that you attend a meeting of this board before you interview with the city council. For meeting dates, please review the City Calendar.
No less than a majority of the members of the Planning Commission shall be residents of the City of Lake Oswego. Any members not residing in the City shall reside within the City’s Urban Services Boundary. No more than two members of the Commission may engage principally in the buying, selling, or developing of real estate for profit as individuals, or be members of any partnership, or officers or employees of any corporation that engages principally in the buying, selling, or developing of real estate for profit. No more than two members shall be engaged in the same kind of occupation, business, trade, or profession.
Below is the online form to complete in order to be considered for a position. When completing, as with any public document, please keep in mind that all information provided on this application is subject to disclosure in accordance with Oregon Public Records Law. Thank you for taking the time to pursue a volunteer assignment. It is the dedication of residents in Lake Oswego that make it what it is today.
The form has sections for All Applicants, New Applicants (person who is not currently serving on the Board/Commission for which you are applying) and Returning Board/Commission Members (currently serving on the Board/Commission for which you are applying). Applicants will receive acceptance confirmation on the webpage upon submitting the form. Individuals will receive email confirmation upon submitting the application.