City Seeks Civic-Minded Community Members to Apply to Serve on City Boards and Commissions

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For Immediate Release

City Seeks Civic-Minded Community Members to Apply to Serve on City Boards and Commissions

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The City of Wilsonville is recruiting applicants interested in serving on the City boards and commissions that provide guidance and oversight to City programs.

New terms begin in January 2021 for 13 open positions on four City boards. The volunteers who serve on these boards attend evening meetings (typically once a month) and assist in making policy recommendations to the City Council.

“These engaged community members contribute leadership, innovation and critical community oversight to Wilsonville,” Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp said. “Anyone passionate about contributing their expertise to help us sustain our high quality of life in Wilsonville should consider applying.”

Diversity within the City’s Boards and Commissions is critical to ensure that City policies and programs serve people of every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability.  People of all races, genders, ages and nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Positions to be filled include:

  • One position on the Planning Commission (four-year term)
  • Two positions on the Budget Committee (three-year term)
  • Three positions on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (two-year term)
  • Seven positions on the Development Review Board (two-year term)

Qualified applicants are typically interviewed by Mayor Knapp, who then makes appointment recommendations to City Council that must be approved by a majority vote.

The application deadline, for new applicants as well as those existing members seeking re-appointment, is Monday, Nov. 30, at 5 pm. Applications are available and may be completed online at

Even when no active recruitment activities are taking place, anyone interested in being considered for a future opening on a City board may submit an application, which is kept for one year to be considered as positions become available.

Board service is one of many ways that volunteers improve the Wilsonville community, enhancing the City’s ability to serve residents, businesses and visitors. For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit

For additional information on applying for board service, contact Kimberly Veliz, City Recorder, at 503-570-1506;

Source: Bill Evans,Communications and Marketing Manager, City of Wilsonville

City Hall is now open, with physical distancing controls in place. During COVID-19, we wish to remain responsive while prioritizing the health and safety of the Wilsonville community. We are happy to meet by call or teleconference as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.

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