Boards, Commissions & Committees
The City has a number of boards, commissions, and committees which allow citizens an opportunity to fill an integral role in City government by advising the City Council on important issues. To be eligible for appointment, a person must have resided in, or owned real property within, the City or its urban growth boundary for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment. If you are interested in serving on a Board, Committee, or Commission, please complete an application form and return it to City Hall.
The Budget Committee fulfills an important need for citizen involvement in the City's budget process. The committee is involved in preparing the budget, and in helping to bring the budget to public awareness before it is adopted by Council prior to the end of the fiscal year (June 30). There are five members on the Budget Committee, and each serves a three-year term.
The Design Review Board reviews development proposals that are subject to the design review provisions of the City’s zoning ordinance. At least five of the seven members of the Board must have experience in design-related fields such as architecture, building design or construction, landscaping, engineering, city planning or the visual arts. The term of office is four years.
The E-Prep Committee meets regularly for the purpose of evacuation planning and public education. As well as other emerency functions as direced by Council. The committee is comprised of six at-large community members and a permanent representative of the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District.
The Farmers Market Committee develops rules and procedures for the Market, monitor the Market finances and make recommendations to the Council on Market related matters.
The Parks & Community Services Committee review, evaluate, and recommend existing City programs related to the City's parks and community services and the Comprehensive Plan; and recommend strategies and policies to the City Council that protect natural and scenic resources, provides for the recreational needs of residents and visitors, promotes the arts and certain educational activities, and supports efforts in the public and provide sector to provide needed community and social services. The term of office is four years.
The seven-member Planning Commission is responsible for developing and maintaining the City's Comprehensive Plan; preparing and reviewing land development regulations; conducting hearings, preparing findings of fact, conclusions, and recommendations relating to the City’s land use regulations as prescribed by law; and other duties as indicated by City or State law, or as assigned by the City. The term of office is four years.
The Public Works Committee makes recommendations tothe Public Works Department for the development and implementation of new facilities and services; and maintain existing public utilites, facilities, and services, as well as other Public Works functions. Under direction of the Council, the Committee regularly reviews current policies and programs related to drinking water, wastewater treatment, storm drainage, roads, streets, and transportation; and recommends strategies and policies for the expansion or improvement of these systems. There are six members on the Public Works Committee, and each serves a four-year term.
The five-member Tourism and Arts Commission develop grant guidelines; and rules and procedures regulating the distribution of the "Tourism and Arts Fund" which are to be used by local non-profit groups to promote tourism and the arts in Cannon Beach. Each member must have experience in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, advertising, tourism, lodging, promotions, events promotion and/or publicity. The term of office is three years.