April 1, 2014
Seeking applicants to Oregon’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC)
The Land Conservation and Development Commission is seeking applicants for membership on the state’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC), representing Oregon’s Congressional District 2 and also Oregon At-large. The CIAC is appointed by the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to advise LCDC on citizen involvement in land use 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 ways to enhance citizen involvement in communities
- Writing and distributing materials to educate and inform Oregonians about citizen involvement in 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 this CIAC position representing Oregon At-large as well as Oregon’s Congressional District 2. 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.
CIAC is comprised of eight 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 via teleconference. Travel once per quarter to Salem is encouraged of all members.
LCDC appoints committee members to four-year terms. This open position fills a currently vacant seat.
Interested individuals are welcome to contact any of the current CIAC members for further information about duties and activities.
Completed applications must be received at DLCD by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014. The department and CIAC will interview finalists and will make a recommendation to LCDC for action at its May 2014 meeting.
- One letter of recommendation and three references; and
- Answers to the four questions below.
- Please explain why you are interested in this position.
- Please describe your experience with community planning or community involvement committees.
- What qualifications and experience do you have in writing, editing or producing educational materials?
- Please describe 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, Oregon 97301
Or you can submit your application by:
Fax: (503) 378-5518