LANE COUNTY COMMITTEE VACANCY NOTICE 
   

DATE:           April 20, 2016

 

CONTACT: Keir Miller, Senior Planner, 682-4631

 

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the commission listed below. This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Commissioners on a wide variety of topics and issues. Details about the Committee and its meeting schedule and specific duties are included for your information.

 

LANE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION: This Commission makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding comprehensive plan issues and amendments. The Commission also advises and cooperates with other planning agencies within the state and may provide reports to local government officials on problems comprehended in county, regional or metropolitan planning. The Commission serves as the Citizen Involvement Program Committee for Lane County on matters relating to land use and promotes public interest in and understanding of the comprehensive plan and of planning and zoning in general.

 

MEETINGS: Monthly (twice a month if needed).

 

MEMBERSHIP: Nine (9).

 

VACANCIES: One (1).

 

GEOGRAPHIC MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to be residents of Lane County. This specific vacancy must be filled by a either resident of the coastal area Lane County or by resident of Lane County who owns property in the coastal area.  The coastal area of Lane County is described as that portion of Lane County west of approximately the range line between Range 9 West and Range 8 West or the east boundary of the Mapleton School District No. 32, whichever is the most easterly.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00p.m., Friday, May 20, 2016.

 

Applications are available online at www.lanecountv.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene or at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center at 3050 N. Delta Highway.

 

APPLICATION SUBMITTAL: Hard copy applications can be turned in at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center at 3050 North Delta Highway, Eugene, between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm. Online applications can be emailed to: Keir.Miller@co.lane.or.us

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DATE: March 30, 2016

SUBJECT: COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL

CONTACT: Kendra Anderson, 541-682-3777T

he Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Community Health Council.  The committee advises the Board of Commissioners on topics and issues related to the Community Health Centers of Lane County, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and also serves as the governing board for the Health Centers.  Details about the Council and its composition, meeting schedule and the requirements for service on the Council follow:


COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL: Provides assistance and advice to the Board of Commissioners and the Health & Human Services (H&HS) Department's Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) in promoting its mission to provide comprehensive health care that is quality-driven, affordable and culturally competent to the people of Lane County. The Community Health Council will provide input and feedback to generally advise the development, implementation and evaluation of CHCLC programs, including but not limited to all programs funded through the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care Grant(s). This may include providing feedback and advice regarding the health care needs of Lane County residents. One goal of the Community Health Council is to review marketplace trends and to provide assistance and advice which reflect the economic realities of the marketplace. The Council works with the H&HS/CHCLC management team and with community leaders to actively engage in long-term strategic planning to build sustainability for the centers.

MEMBERSHIP:  The Council has a membership range of 9 to 15.

MEETING SCHEDULE:  Monthly.  The Council meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at the Delta Oaks Clinic at 1022 Green Acres Road in Eugene.  This meeting location is convenient to bus routes.  Meals are provided and stipends are available to offset transportation and other costs which may be associated with meeting attendance.

VACANCY:  The Council is seeking up to five consumer members.  To qualify as a consumer, the candidate must be a current registered patient of the Community Health Centers of Lane County and must have accessed services at any of the Health Center locations within the past twenty four months.  Lane County is particularly interested in attracting consumer members who can represent migrant/seasonal farm workers, those who utilize mental health services and/or those who utilize pediatric services.  A legal guardian of a consumer who is a dependent child or adult, or a legal sponsor of an immigrant may also be considered a consumer. In an effort to ensure the Council is representative of the community at large, Lane County is also interested in attracting consumer members who live in Commissioner District 1 (West Lane County), Commissioner District 4 (North Eugene) and Commissioner District 5 (East Lane County).

TERM: Four (4) year terms with a limit of two (2) consecutive terms of membership.  When vacancies occur during the unexpired term of a member, the Council may nominate a new member to the Board of Commissioners for consideration for appointment for the duration of the term.  Such appointees shall serve as members of the Council until the end of the terms of the outgoing members, except in the case of vacancies occurring within the last 6 months of a term, which shall be for the remaining term of the vacancy plus 4 years.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, April 29, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

People representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene. To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.
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DATE: March 30, 2016

SUBJECT: MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY / LOCAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE

CONTACT: Diana Avery, 541-682-8781

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the Lane County Mental Health Advisory/Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee (MHA/LADPC).  Committee members’ responsibilities, in addition to serving on the MHA/LADPC, may include serving on a steering committee and will require two daytime meetings per month.  People with interest and background in mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues are encouraged to apply.

MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY/LOCAL ALCOHOL & DRUG PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Advises the Board of Commissioners and Health & Human Services Department on matters relating to mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction issues in Lane County by reviewing major policies of the community mental health program and makes recommendations to the Director and assists in identifying needs and priorities.

MEETING SCHEDULE:  Monthly, third Wednesday of the month at 2:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.  In addition, the successful applicant may also volunteer to serve on the MHA/LADPC steering subcommittee which will entail attendance at that meeting one time per month.

VACANCIES:  Two (2) lay-member position representatives of the community with a specific interest and knowledge in mental health, developmental disabilities, and/or addictions issues are open at this time.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT:  Completion of terms: Expiring on 10/31/17 and 10/31/18 respectively.

MEMBERSHIP:  Fifteen (15).

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

People representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at
www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene. To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.

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DATE:
March 22, 2016

SUBJECT: Poverty and Homelessness Board

CONTACT: Pearl Wolfe, 541-682-4629

The Lane County Board of Commissioners in cooperation with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield through the Human Services Division (HSD) is seeking applications from a person representing low income community members in Lane County and is homeless or formerly homeless to serve on the Poverty and Homelessness Board.

The Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) provides advice to the Board of County Commissioners and the intergovernmental Human Services Commission with the goal of reducing and preventing poverty and homelessness in Lane County. It assists the development of the delivery of housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are impoverished or homeless improving their stability. It assists to maximize the allocation of local, state and federal funds made available for this purpose. It serves as the administrative board for the Lane County Community Action Agency and as the oversight board for the Lane County Continuum of Care.

Its tasks shall include: participate in the development of the county’s planning , implementation and monitoring of performance and evaluate outcomes of programs serving low-income and homeless persons; develop and review program polices and priorities; assure the coordination and implementation of a housing and human service system; review coordinated assessment system for service access; review and approve privacy, security, and data quality plans, policies and procedures, and performance measures for the Human Services Management Information System; review the process for performance improvement ;participate in a point-in-time count of homeless persons that is conducted at least biannually; review an annual gaps analysis that is conducted of homelessness needs and services; develop program and financial priorities for the distribution of public funds; assure a collaborative, fair, and transparent process for developing priorities for projects to be submitted in grant applications to funders; and, review the efficiency and effectiveness of funding expenditures for funded activities

STAFFING: Department of Health and Human Services

MEETS: Monthly full membership meeting, the third Monday of each month, Noon-1:30 pm. or as needed and also serves on one committee.

TERM: 1 year, public officials, 3 years, others, ending June 30.

MANDATED: 24 CFR 578.7, ORS 458.505

MEMBERSHIP: (12) The Board shall consist of twelve voting members appointed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Representation shall be as follows: A third of the members shall be public officials currently serving or their designees; a third of the members shall be representatives of low income persons in Lane County selected democratically; a third of the members shall represent business, law enforcement, the private philanthropic sector, faith-based organizations, education, healthcare or other major groups of interest in the community.

Public officials shall consist of one Lane County Commissioner, one City of Eugene, one City of Springfield and one rural Lane County elected official. The Board shall also consist of non-voting ex-officio participants representing governmental agencies and departments that are responsible for housing, employment, health and human services and public welfare and continuum of care grant co-applicants.

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ACANCY: One (1) person representing low income community members in Lane County and is homeless or formerly homeless.

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ERMS: Elected representatives shall serve for a term of one (1) year, which terms shall begin within thirty days after the beginning of the calendar year. Community and Citizen Members shall serve for terms of three years, except that, of the members first appointed, two (2) shall serve for a term of one year, three (3) shall serve for a term of two years, and three (3) shall serve for a term of three years.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 22, 2016

Applications are available online at
www.lanecountv.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue in Eugene.

Hardcopy applications can be submitted to the Human Services Division located on the 5th floor of the Lane County Health & Human Services Building, 151 W. 7th Avenue, Eugene, or submitted by e-mail to diana.alldredge@co.lane.or.us, or submitted by fax to (541) 682-9839.