Corvallis Parks and Recreation supports various boards and commissions that advise City Council on such topics as parks, urban forestry, recreation, natural areas, arts and culture.

"Heart of the Valley" sculpture
Art pieces like the "Heart of the Valley" sculpture, which add beauty and interest to our city, are a result of Board & Commission efforts.
Citizen participation on City of Corvallis boards and commissions serves two important purposes:
  • Citizens are directly involved in their local government and can positively impact the future of their community.
  • The City Council receives timely input and information regarding issues and potential impacts on citizens.
Anyone living in Corvallis, employed or self-employed full time in Corvallis, or residing within Corvallis' Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) may serve on these advisory boards and commissions. Typically, each term of office runs for three years; members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; no individual member may serve more than three consecutive terms or nine years. Occasionally, additional ad hoc task forces and planning committees are created to assist with specific park projects, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The Parks and Recreation Department currently has four (4) Advisory Boards and Commissions:

  • Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Advisory Board - Advises on policy matters pertaining to Corvallis parks resources and recreation activities.
    Meeting Time/Place: Third Thursday of the month at 6:30 P.M., at the Downtown Fire Station.
    Contact: Karen Emery, Parks and Recreation Director, 541-754-1703
  • Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Advisory Committee - Advises the Parks and Recreation Department on matters relating to the planting, maintenance, preservation, and removal of community trees and landscape beautification.
    Meeting Time/Place: Second Thursday of the month at 9:00 A.M., at the Parks and Recreation Conference Room
    Contact: Jude Geist, Park Supervisor, 541-766-6967
  • Arts & Culture Advisory Board Commission - Advises City Council on all matters pertaining to arts and culture, ensuring that arts and culture are a civic priority.
    Meeting Time/Place: Third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM at the Parks and Recreation Conference Room

    Contact: Karen Emery, Parks and Recreation Director, 541-754-1703

Meeting packets, agendas and minutes for these boards and commissions are available on the "Archives" pages of City of Corvallis web site. Select Parks & Recreation, then Boards and Commissions.


Last updated: 5/12/2017 9:03:12 AM