The city of Philomath continues to search for a local resident to fill a seat on its Budget Committee. 

The Budget Committee includes seven citizen volunteers, plus city councilors and the mayor. The group meets several times in the spring and receives budget updates throughout the year. The available position expires at the end of 2024.

For more information and to apply for the position, go to 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.

The City Council plans to make appointments at its March 13 meeting.

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.