Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Citizen volunteers play an important role in city government, staffing and overseeing key boards, commissions, and committees. If volunteering in this capacity is of interest, please locate our Application for Service on Board or Commission at the bottom of this page.
A brief introduction to the City's active boards, commissions, and committees are listed here - for more information about any of these groups, please contact:
Melissa Grace - 503-435-7402
The Airport Commission meets on the first Tuesday of odd months at 6:30 p.m., in the McMinnville Civic Hall Building, located at 200 NE Second Street. The Commission is a seven-member (six public members and one City Council liaison member) City Council appointed body, that takes action and makes recommendations to the City Council on all necessary rules and regulations for the conduct, management, and operation of the Airport. Commissioners serve a four-year term of appointment.
The primary purpose the Audit Committee is to provide oversight of the City’s financial reporting and disclosure, the audit process, the system of internal controls, and compliance with laws and regulations. The Audit Committee consists of two City Councilors (appointed by the City Council) and one Budget Committee member (appointed by the Councilors on the Audit Committee). There is no term limit for Audit Committee members. The Audit Committee meets with the City’s financial statement auditors at least semiannually and more frequently, if needed.
The budget committee consists of the members of the City Council and an equal number of citizens at large. The citizens are appointed by the City Council and serve terms of three years. Terms are staggered so that about one-third of the appointed terms end each year.
The Historic Landmarks Committee is a five-member City Council appointed body that reviews applications for alteration or destruction of historic landmarks within the City of McMinnville. Members serve a four-year term of appointment, and meet on an as-needed basis. The City Council makes every effort to appoint persons with experience in the field of historic preservation.
The Landscape Review Committee is a five-member City Council appointed body that reviews all required landscape plans for the City of McMinnville. The Committee consists of three regular members and two alternate members who each serve a three-year term of appointment. The Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
In September 2016, the City Council determined the best way to assist Citizens who are experiencing homelessness or who are on the verge of losing their current home was to increase housing availability for low and no-income families. To support this policy, the Council directed the formation of a 9 member Affordable Housing Task Force and charged them with the task of developing an action plan to meet this focus.
Appointed by the City Council, this seven member board is responsible for reviewing, advising, and making recommendations to the McMinnville Urban Renewal Board on matters pertaining to the adopted "McMinnville Urban Renewal Plan." Also serving on this committee are three non-voting, ex-officio members representing the McMinnville Downtown Association, McMinnville Water and Light, and McMinnville City Council. The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Development Center conference room
The Planning Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the McMinnville Civic Hall Building, located at 200 NE Second Street. The Commission is a nine-member, City Council appointed body, that takes action and makes recommendations to the City Council on a variety of current and long-range land use matters. Membership on the Commission requires that a person must live in the ward they represent. Commissioners serve a four-year term of appointment.