Commissions and Committees

There are many ways to get involved in the Springfield community. One way is to serve on a City board, commission or committee. For a full list of opportunities please visit the City’s web page on boards, commissions and committees. You may also contact the City Manager’s Office at 541.726.3700, or email

See below for information regarding boards, commissions, and committee related to Development and Public Works Department functions.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Springfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is to advise the Planning Commission and City Staff on matters relating to pedestrian and bicycle planning.  Committee members are selected based on an interest in promoting pedestrian and / or bicycle interests in Springfield. All meetings are open to the public. Contact: Michael Liebler, 541.736.1034.

Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC)
This citizen committee provides recommendations to the City Council on the best use of the City’s allotment of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds. These funds support housing programs, social services, affordable rental and home ownership housing development, neighborhood revitalization activities, parks and street construction and downtown redevelopment. Please click on the link above for more information about the Springfield CDAC. Contact: Erin Fifield, 541.726-2302.

Historic Commission
This statutory commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission, Hearings Officer or City Council concerning certain quasi-judicial decisions and legislative matters for properties within or potentially within the Historic Overlay District. This commission also oversees projects which foster and preserve the community’s heritage. The Commission meets every other month. Contact: Tom Sievers, 541.726.2333.

Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission
This commission oversees the provision of the sewer service in the metro area. The Commission meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Matt Stouder, 541.736.1006.

Planning Commission
This commission makes recommendations to the City Council and other public agencies on policy matters related to planning, zoning and development within the City. The Planning Commission also serves as the city’s Committee for Citizen Involvement with responsibility for approving citizen participation programs and opportunities for participating in land use matters affecting the city. The Planning Commission meets each first and third Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Sandy Belson, 541.736.7135 or Sarah Weaver 541.726.3653.