Volunteers needed for city committees


The City of Keizer is looking for volunteers to fill a handful of roles on committees and commissions.

The current openings are:

• A four-year term on the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Development Partnership. The partnership identifies regional community development priorities and facilitates regional, intergovernmental coordination of development initiatives. The board has detailed membership requirements with Keizer’s assigned member being someone in the professional field. The board meets once a year at the Council of Governments building in downtown Salem.

• Two vacancies on the Keizer Budget Committee. Committee members assist in examining and analyzing proposed budgets for the City of Keizer. Volunteers must be registered voters and Keizer residents.

• Three vacancies on the Keizer Planning Commission. Commissioners make recommendations to the city council on matters of future growth, development, and beautification. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. The composition of the commission must meet certain guidelines set by the state and commissioners must file a statement of economic interests with the Oregon Government Ethics Committee.

• High school students can volunteer as youth liaisons with a number of city committees. Anyone interested in applying for a position can pick up an application at Keizer City Hall at 930 Chemawa Road NE, access an electronic version at or call or email Deputy City Recorder Debbie Lockhart at 503-856-3418 or [email protected]. Applications received by Wednesday, August 4, 2021 will be interviewed at the Thursday, August 12, 2021 Volunteer Coordinating Committee meeting.