Cottage Grove relies on dedicated volunteer members of City Advisory Commissions to provide input and make decisions that directly impact the growth of the city and the quality of life of its residents.
The city greatly benefits from the diverse skills and backgrounds of its commission members, including the unique perspective of the youth that serve on several of the commissions.
Find details on each commission using the menu to the left.
Please note that not all commissions have current openings. Applications for all Advisory Commissions are accepted on a continuous basis and kept on file for one year.
- Planning Commission and Environmental Commission - 9 members
- Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation - 8 members
- All other commissions - 7 members
Youth seats: In addition, Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission, and Public Services Commissions each have two additional seats reserved exclusively for youth (ages 18 or under) who are residents of the community.
The term of office for youth seats shall be one year from the date of appointment, renewable for a second one year term by action of the City Council. More information can be found in the City Code.
Appointments to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of such vacancy. Filling an unexpired term of one year or less shall not be counted against the term limit.
It is the goal of the city to have one senior citizen (65 or older) on the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, and Public Services Commissions.
The Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation shall be persons with demonstrated interest and/or expertise in historic preservation. If available, at least two members of the committee shall be preservation related professionals who meet the professional qualifications standards established by the United States secretary of interior and the state historic preservation office. The historic preservation officer, along with representatives of the planning commission and the parks, recreation and natural resources commission, shall be ex officio nonvoting members. The Washington County Historical Society shall also be invited to appoint a representative to the Committee who shall serve in an ex officio nonvoting capacity. More information can be found in the City Code.
For a complete copy of the City Code relating to Boards and Commissions and the Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, go to City Code Title 2-1 and Title 9-9.