January 31, 2013
The Land Conservation and Development Commission is seeking applicants for membership on the state's Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC), representing District 1, District 2, District 3 and District 5. The CIAC is appointed by the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to advise LCDC on citizen involvement in land us planning.
CIAC is a permanent committee established by state law (ORS 197.160) and its work centers on Statewide Planning Goal 1: Citizen Involvement. The committee furthers citizen involvement in land use planning through activities such as:
- Advising LCDC on all matters concerning citizen involvement in Oregon land use planning and the statewide planning program.
- Advising local governments about way to enhance citizen involvement in communities.
- Writing and distributing materials to educate and inform Oregonians about citizen involvement and land use planning.
- Gathering and disseminating information about citizen involvement techniques.
- Reviewing local government plans and programs concerning citizen involvement.
The department encourages all interested citizens to apply for these CIAC positions.
District 1 consists of the northwest corner of Oregon. It includes Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Yamhill counties and southwest Portland, part of Multnomah County.
District 2 is the largest of Oregon's five districts and covers roughly two-thirds of the state. The district includes all of Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler counties and eastern portions of Josephine County including some of the Grants Pass area.
District 3 consists of most of Multnomah County, including Portland east of the Willamette River, Gresham and Troutdale. It also includes the northern part of Clackamas County, including Milwaukie and parts of northwest Portland.
District 5 consists of Oregon's central coast through Salem, north to the southern Portland suburbs and east to the summit of Mount Hood. It includes Lincoln, Marion, Polk and Tillamook counties, most of Clackamas County and part of Benton and Multnomah counties.
CIAC is comprised of either volunteers, one from each of Oregon's five Congressional Districts and three at-large positions. Committee members must be available for meetings every other month and have sufficient time for the committee's work. Regular travel is not a requirement of this position and meetings are often held telephonically or via web conference. Travel once per quarter to Salem is encouraged of all members.
LCDC appoints committee members to four-year terms.
Interested candidates are welcome to contact any of the current CIAC members for more information about duties and activities.
Submit completed applications to DLCD by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
- One letter of recommendation and three references; and
- Answers to four questions below (Please answer on a separate sheet of paper.)
- Please explain why you are interested in this position.
- Please explain any involvement you have had with community planning or citizen involvement committees.
- Please explain any experience you have had in writing, editing or producing educational materials.
- Please explain any involvement you have had with state, regional or local advisory boards.
Please send application materials to:
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
Attn: Casaria Taylor
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301
Alternatively, you can submit your application by: