The city of Philomath needs to fill several vacancies on various committees for 2023. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The city of Philomath needs to fill openings on multiple committees come January and is currently accepting applications from its citizens.

The vacancies to be filled include two seats on the Planning Commision, three positions on the Budget Committee, two spots on the Park Advisory Board, two seats on the Inclusivity Committee and two positions on the Tree Board.

Seven citizens sit on the Planning Commission, which makes decisions related to zoning, land use and development. The group typically meets once per month as needed. The available positions are for four-year terms.

On the Budget Committee, there are seven citizen volunteers. City councilors and the mayor are also on the committee, which meets several times in the spring and receives budget updates throughout the year. Two of the positions are for three-year terms and one is for two years.

The Park Advisory Board is made up of seven citizen volunteers who provide recommendations to the Public Works Committee on issues related to parks. The board meets monthly and the terms are for three years.

The Inclusivity Committee is made up of three city council members and four citizen volunteers. The group meets monthly and terms are for three years.

The Tree Board includes the three council members that sit on the Public Works Committee along with two citizen volunteers. The board will administer the new Heritage Tree Program and meets as needed. The terms run three years.

More information and applications are available on the city’s website. Applications can either be submitted online or a fillable form can be completed and emailed to the city recorder at

For more information or to receive a paper application form, contact the city recorder at that same email address or call 541-929-6148.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 28 for consideration. The mayor and City Council will make appointments at the Jan. 9 meeting.