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Join Talent's Citizen Commissions and Committees Today!

The City of Talent invites residents to actively engage in local governance by joining one of the City's citizen commissions or committees. Your participation in these roles will play a crucial role in providing valuable recommendations to the City Council, leveraging the wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise within our community.

Current committee and commission vacancies:

Budget Committee – 2 vacancies
Join our Budget Committee: Play a Role in Shaping Our City's Financial Future! The Budget Committee is an important advisory group, mandated by state law to have a mix of elected and appointed representatives. Their primary work occurs in April and May, aligning with Talent's fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. Committee members serve a three-year term, with meetings scheduled before City Council meetings at Town Hall.

Traffic Safety and Transportation Commission – 1 vacancy
Discover How Traffic Safety is Addressed in Talent: Explore the Work of the Traffic Safety and Transportation Commission! Comprising both city staff and dedicated citizen representatives, this essential commission meets bi-monthly to review traffic safety matters, ensuring public safety in our community. Entrusted with making traffic control decisions, the Traffic Safety & Transportation Commission actively addresses concerns raised by the City Council and our residents.

Parks and Recreation Commission – 1 vacancy
Join the Parks and Recreation Commission for Fun and Impact! Be part of the team that advises the City Council on making our parks fantastic. Get involved in promoting community awareness about enjoying city parks and the significance of recreational opportunities. Ready to bring the fun? Join us!

Planning Commission – 1 vacancy
Get involved in shaping Talent's future! Join the Planning Commission and contribute recommendations on land use planning to the Mayor and City Council. The commission oversees community planning and development reviews, meeting monthly or more as needed. Members actively participate in developing the city's Comprehensive Plan, Zoning, and Land Division Codes. Your voice matters!

Together for Talent Committee – no limit on members - the more, the merrier! 
This is a committee of volunteers that look to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Talent by building community, promoting sustainability, and encouraging participation. Essentially, that means that if you have an idea, project, or event that can represent these core values, the Together for Talent committee is excited to hear from you!

To apply, download an application [here]. Return it to the City Recorder at City Hall or via email at cityrecorder@cityoftalent.org. Paper applications are also available at Town Hall during business hours.

Note: all information and vacancies are valid as of January 24th, 2024.