Philomath City Hall
Philomath City Hall (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

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

The vacancies to be filled include one seat on the Planning Commission, three positions on the Budget Committee and two spots on the Park Advisory Board.

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

On the Budget Committee, there are seven citizen volunteers in all with three of those seats available. City councilors and the mayor are also on the committee, which meets several times in the spring and receives budget updates throughout the year. The positions are for three-

year terms.

The Park Advisory Board is made up of seven citizen volunteers who provide recommendations on issues related to parks. Terms are for three years.

More information and applications are available at this link 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 the same email address listed above or call 541-929-6148.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 29 for full consideration. The mayor and City Council will make appointments at the Jan. 10 meeting. has no paywall and to keep it that way, we rely on voluntary memberships. If you’re already a member, thank you for contributing. To join our community as a member or to make a one-time contribution, please CLICK HERE.