Who we are
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services is an official state commission made up of volunteers appointed by the governor and two legislators, one from the House and one from the Senate.
The GCSS is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all older Oregonians. Through cooperation with other organizations and advocacy, we work to ensure that seniors have access to services that provide choice, independence and dignity.
The Governor's Commission on Senior Services (GCSS) is actively looking for advocates for seniors across the state. GCSS is made up of 21 members appointed by the Governor and two legislators, one from the state House of Representatives and one from the state Senate. A majority of members must be age 60 or over and can serve up to two three-year terms.
What does this commission do?
- Study programs and budgets of all state agencies, which affect elderly persons and people with disabilities.
- Recommend development of a comprehensive plan for delivery of services to elderly persons.
- Promote responsible statewide advocacy for elderly persons.
For basic information about serving on a commission or council, see the Governor’s Office Boards and Commission website, which includes links to the Membership Handbook, the comprehensive Boards and Commissions book, and the Interest Form used to apply for a seat on a commission or council.