It is TIME TO GET INVOLVED! We know you are busy, but we encourage you to make time to get involved with your City government. Participation will help you improve your city. There are a number of ways to get involved; some take only an hour or so each month, others require a larger time commitment. You pick the ones that fit your schedule. Your options are listed below:
Ø Arts Commission – This Commission reviews, evaluates, selects, maintains, and documents all artwork, public art, and public murals within the city. The Commission may advise the City Council and City Manager on the management, execution, installation, or placement of the artwork, public art and public murals and will recommend guidelines for adoption by the City Council for the selection and placement of the artwork giving preference to Oregon artists. The Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
Ø Budget Committee - Responsibilities include assisting the City Council in the examination and analyzing of proposed budgets for the City of Keizer. The Budget Committee meets in May of each year to review the annual budget. (2 vacancies)
Ø Keizer Festival and Events Services Team (K-FEST) – This Committee serves in an advisory role to the City of Keizer by researching the feasibility for developing venues for events and festivals, streamlining policies and ordinances for potential events, developing an all-inclusive community calendar, and developing a marketing plan to enhance the use of Keizer-area facilities for events, festivals, and conferences. The Committee meets on the 4th Monday of February, April, July, September and November at 6:00 p.m. (1 vacancy)
Ø Keizer Points of Interest Committee - This Committee was established to identify, authenticate, and memorialize sites of interest located in the Keizer area. Sites to be identified may be of the historical, geographical, botanical, or unusual. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (1 vacancy)
Ø Willamette Water Trail Partnership – This is a regional committee with members from jurisdictions along the Willamette River Water Trail from Eugene to Portland. The purpose of the partnership is to allow parties along the Trail to speak with one voice for the mutually agreed upon goal, promoting improvements and public use of the Trail as a resource for non-motorized recreation, education, stewardship and tourism. The Partnership meets an average of twice a year.
Ø Stormwater Advisory Committee – Members of this Committee review guidelines and make recommendations to the City Council on the development of ordinances pertaining to illicit discharge detection and elimination, stormwater runoff control, and stormwater management. The Committee is seeking applicants who have experience in the development or building industry; however it is not a requirement. Meetings for this Committee are scheduled as needed and are usually held from 11:30 to 1 p.m. (1 Vacancy)
Ø Traffic Safety/Bikeways Pedestrian Committee - This committee is responsible for reviewing traffic safety issues in Keizer and making recommendations to the City Council for improvements. Members also make recommendations for future locations of bike lanes in the City and work to promote bicycle safety and use throughout the community. In addition to the monthly Committee meeting, there may be other events which require extra volunteer hours. The committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 pm at City Hall. (1 vacancy)