Mayor and City Council


The Roseburg City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in the Council Chambers at Roseburg City Hall. In addition to the regularly scheduled Council meetings, Council members will generally spend time reviewing material in preparation for the meetings and attend additional meetings as well as talking and corresponding with constituents. As the elected legislative body of the City of Roseburg, the City Council has overall responsibility for the scope, direction and financing of City services.

The City Council establishes local law and policy that is administered and implemented through full-time staff under the Council-Manager form of government. The Council is also responsible for establishing land use policies and zoning regulations. Under this form of government, the City Council provides policy direction to the City Manager, who is responsible for administering City operations. In setting policy, the Council works closely with citizen advisory commissions and committees, considers staff information and recommendations, and receives comments from interested parties and the general public.

Goals
On February 25, 2013, the City Council adopted five goals which will provide leadership and direction for Staff for the next one to four years.  Those goals are:
1.  Identify and implement long term infrastructure funding mechanisms to ensure the City can meet long-term infrastructure system sustainability.
2.  Develop strategies to provide long-term operational stability and sustainability.
3.  Update and implement the Urban Renewal financial and project plan; evaluate establishment of additional  Urban Renewal Plan area.
4.  Citywide beautification.
5.  Define and establish business friendly/improved City image.

Elections, Terms and Wards
Roseburg is divided into four wards, with two Council members per ward. The Mayor, who presides at the Council meetings, is elected at large for a two-year term. Council members serve a four-year term with one Council position in each ward being up for election every two years. The Mayor and Council are non-salaried, volunteer positions, elected by citizens who live within the Roseburg City limits.  The ward boundaries are denoted on this Ward Map

Note: If you would like to contact the Councilor who represents your ward but are unsure about which Ward you reside in, please contact us at info@cityofroseburg.org.

Your City Council
There are 9 elected officials in the City of Roseburg: 8 Council members and 1 Mayor. These officials are a vital and dedicated part of the community that are open to positive change, willing to take well-thought-out risks, willing to partner in advancing and improving our community while reflecting our code of ethics.

Title / Ward Representative Contact Information

Mayor

Larry Rich

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Home: 541-673-9973
Work: 541-492-6700
lrich@cityofroseburg.org

Term expires:  12/31/2014

Councilor
Ward One

         Ken Fazio 
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Phone:  541-680-6656 
kfazio@cityofroseburg.org

Term expires:  12/31/2016

Councilor
Ward One

         Vacant

Phone:

Term expires:  12/31/2014

Councilor
Ward Two

Marty Katz
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Phone: 541-375-0567
mkatz@cityofroseburg.org

 

Term expires:  12/31/2016

Councilor
Ward Two
Council President; Medcom Board; Airport Commission Chair

Tom Ryan

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Phone: 541-580-1801

tryan@cityofroseburg.org

 

Term expires:  12/31/2014

Councilor
Ward Three

Victoria Hawks
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Home:  541-672-2293

Work:  541-673-6499

vhawks@cityofroseburg.org

Term expires:  12/31/2016

Councilor
Ward Three
Parks & Recreation Commission Co-Chair; MedCom Board

Bob Cotterell Cotterell.jpg

Phone: 541-430-0945

bcotterell@cityofroseburg.org

 

Term expires:  12/31/2014

Councilor
Ward Four
Economic Development Commission Chair

Lew Marks
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Home:  541-673-5800
lmarks@cityofroseburg.org

Term expires: 12/31/2016

Councilor
Ward Four
Public Works Commission Chair

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Home: 541-672-1331

Work: 541-672-0800

skaser@cityofroseburg.org

 

Term expires 12/31/2014


The City Council Policy Manual was prepared by the City Recorder's Office in 2012 in an attempt to compile multiple policies, practices and guidelines adopted over the years by the City Council, most often by Council resolution.  In 2014, this Manual was combined with the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual to accommodate the ease of accessing all City policies.

The Council exercises its legislative authority by adopting ordinances which in most cases, are codified into the Roseburg Municipal Code.  The Code provides not only the current laws and regulations imposed by the Council; it also provides a history of prior ordinances and notations as to when changes were made.  The Code may be found at Codes/Ordinances.

The Council's administrative authority is most commonly exercised through adoption of resolutions.  Council resolutions are considered "permanent", "essential" City records.  All original resolutions - from the very beginning of the City's incorporation - are contained within the City's record vault.  Prior to the production of this manual, the guidelines, rules and procedures established by these records have never been "codified" into any form of manual for easy reference.

To view the City Council and Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, please click here.