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City Council applications sought


ROSEBURG, OR – The City of Roseburg is taking applications to fill a City Council vacancy after Councilor Alison Eggers resigned Monday, April 11.

Eggers, who chaired the Roseburg Parks & Recreation Commission, resigned because she’s moving to Ruston, WA. She represented the city’s Ward 1 in northeastern Roseburg for more than seven years after being elected in November 2014. Candidates to fill her seat must live in Ward 1. Ward boundaries can be found on this Roseburg ward map.

Online applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 29. Application forms also can be printed and turned in at City Hall, 900 SE Douglas Ave., or downloaded and emailed to The Council will set up interviews that will be held during a public City Council meeting and appoint a replacement to serve until Dec. 31, when Eggers’ term was set to expire. The seat will be up for election in November. The Council may appoint a replacement at the City Council meeting when interviews are held or seek additional candidates to consider at a later date.

The eight-person Roseburg City Council returned to in-person meetings Monday, April 11. The Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month as well as for special meetings. As the elected legislative body for the city of Roseburg, the City Council is responsible for the scope, direction and financing of City services. The Council is also responsible for establishing land use policies and zoning regulations.

The Council establishes local law and policy that’s administered and implemented by City staff under the council-city manager form of government. The Council gives policy direction to the city manager, who’s responsible for administering City operations. In setting policy, the Council works closely with citizen-advisory commissions and committees, considers City staff information and recommendations, and takes input from interested parties and the public. Councilors review material to prepare for Council meetings, and talk and correspond with ward constituents. Councilors also attend other meetings and may chair a City commission.

Roseburg is divided into four wards, with two Council members representing each ward. Council members serve a four-year term with one Council position in each ward up for election every two years. The Mayor, who presides over Council meetings, is elected at large for a two-year term. The Mayor and Councilors are non-salaried, volunteer positions elected by Roseburg residents.

For more information about this vacancy, contact Roseburg Assistant City Manager/City Recorder Amy Sowa at or 541-492-6865.

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