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Public Works Commission applications sought


ROSEBURG, Ore. – Would you like to serve your community?

The City is taking applications from people who want to volunteer on the Roseburg Public Works Commission.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The vacancy must be filled by someone who owns property or a business within the urban services boundary (USB), which includes all land served by the City’s water system. The commission has nine members. Six must live in the city and three must own property or a business in the USB.

Commissioners serve three-year terms unless they’re filling a vacant unexpired term. The person appointed to fill this vacancy would serve until December 31, 2022, after Commissioner Noel Groshong, 78, died unexpectedly Sept. 14. He had served on the commission since January 2008.

The commission chair may contact applicants to conduct an interview in person or by phone or Zoom. A new commissioner may be appointed during the Monday, Nov. 14, City Council meeting. In December, the new appointee will be asked if s/he wants to continue serving, and, if so, be reappointed in January.

The Public Works Commission meets electronically via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.

The commission considers rules governing operations of the water system and its rate structure, and provides long-range planning and strategies for financing of capital improvements including sidewalks, streets, lighting and storm drainage.

For more information about serving on the commission, please contact the Public Works Department at 541-492-6730.

To apply, please visit the Roseburg Public Works Commission webpage, use this link or email

Please email completed applications to Residents can also pick up applications by visiting City Hall, 900 S.E. Douglas Ave. in Roseburg and then mail applications to that address or drop applications off at the City Hall lobby.

Posted by RoseburgAdmin