City of Talent Oregon / Committee Openings

Commission & Committee Openings


How to Apply: Download an application or pick one up at City Hall, 110 E. Main St. in Talent. 

For a guide on our Committee and Commission Appointments Policy,
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Citizen Advisory Committee (Energy Element) 

Vacancies: 3

Description: The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Energy Element Comprehensive Plan amendment is a committee of 7 members that will work with City staff, consultants, and other stakeholders to develop policies specific to energy generation and conservation and present a recommendation to the Talent Planning Commission.  The CAC will work to refine draft policies derived from the Talent Clean Energy Plan and will include specific objectives and implementation steps in line with Talent's commitment to clean energy.  

Meetings: Held as necessary. 

Contact: Zac Moody, Community Development Director, 541-535-7401,

Application Deadline: Meetings have already begun but applications will still be accepted until project completion. 

Economic Development Commission

Vacancies: 2

Description: This is a seven-person commission, with each person serving a four-year term.
The Economic Development Commission provides recommendations to the City Council on how to support and encourage: the retention and expansion of existing business that align with Talent’s other community development goals; a favorable environment to attract and maintain new businesses; and the development of commercial and industrial land, with preference in all cases for businesses that improve livability and/or bring jobs with wages above the Jackson County average to Talent. In support of these goals, the Commission will maintain active communication with Talent's business community to stay informed of opportunities and to be responsive to the business community's current and future needs.

Meetings: Second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 

Gabriella Ciprazo, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Application Deadline: Open until filled. 

Talent Public Art Committee (TPAC)

Vacancies: 1 alternate

Description: Currently TPAC is looking for 3-4 volunteers for specific projects and/or to become TPAC members to enjoy a greater hands-on involvement in developing the arts in Talent. So whether you’re just interested, ready to go or you’re looking to support the arts with your time or just financially, give us a call.

Contact: Ron Hodgdon, 541-535- 1620, Please specify your name, contact information and TPAC related interest to be contacted. 

Together For Talent Committee

Vacancies: 6

Description: Interested in becoming a Talenteer?  Each term is 2 years. This is a great Committee to be involved in if you have a passion for trees, trails, forums and want to help make Talent an even better place to live and work. 

Meetings: First Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.

Gabriella Ciprazo, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Harvest Festival Committee

Description: Looking for motivated, enthusiastic committee members to help create an event that was even better than the last.

Meetings: Meets monthly beginning in February and twice a month or more as we get closer to the event. 

Contact: Gabriella Ciprazo, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

Bee City USA

Description: Education on Pollination. 

Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.

Contact: Dolly Warden, 541-897-0065,

TURA Budget Committee


Description: Members serve two-year terms and meet primarily in June each year.

Contact: Zac Moody, Community Development Director, 541-535-7401,

Architectural Review Committee

Vacancies: 5

Description: This is a five-person committee with no specified terms. The ARC advises the Planning Commission and City Council on Design Review criteria for the Historic District in Talent.  Reviews development applications for new or renovation projects in the Old Town area. 

Meetings: ​Third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

Contact: Zac Moody, Community Development Director, 541-535-7401,

Parks Commission

Vacancies: 1

Description: This is a seven-person commission, with each person serving a two-year term. The commission advises the City Council on planning and improvements to City parks and provides oversight to the City’s Summer Recreation Programs. Members are active in raising community awareness of use of City parks and the importance of participation in recreational activities.

Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center.  

Contact: Gabriella Ciprazo, City Recorder, 541-535-1566,

For other questions regarding the vacancies, please contact Gabriella Ciprazo at City Hall by calling 541-535-1566 or emailing