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How to Get Involved

Boards, Commissions and Committees

The City has a number of opportunities which allow citizens to fill an integral role in City government by advising the City Council on important issues.

If you are interested in servicing on a Board, Committee or Commission, please complete an application form and return it to Kerry Prosser, City Recorder at City Hall, 520 E. Cascade or mail to P.O. Box 39, Sisters, OR  97759.

Budget Committee

The Budget Committee consists of the five City Councilors and five citizens at large. The citizens are appointed by Council and serve three year terms.

The Budget Committee meets each spring to review the budget proposed by the City Manager.  Committee meetings are public meetings and opportunity for public input is available.  City staff present financial overviews and highlight changes in programs and costs.  The Budget Committee may make changes to the proposed budget.  The proposed budget amended by the committee is approved and referred to City Council for adoption.

If you are interested in serving on the Budget Committee, please send your Advisory Committee application to Kerry Prosser, City Recorder, P.O. Box 39, Sisters, OR  97759 or drop it off at City Hall, 520 E. Cascade.

Advisory Committee Application (PDF)
 
Citizen Board Member   Email Address   Term Expires
Chris Vogelgesang
cvogelgesang@ci.sisters.or.us 2016
Kathryn Lindbloom klindbloom@ci.sisters.or.us 2017
Vernon Renner vrenner@ci.sisters.or.us 2017
Open   2018
Open   2018

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Contact
For more information or questions contact Lynne Fujita-Conrads, Finance Officer, at (541) 323-5222.


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City Parks Advisory Board

The City Parks Advisory Board shall act as an advisor to the City Council on matters pertaining to the acquisition, development, maintenance and preservation of public parks, trails and open space areas. General functions and specific responsibilities of the City Parks Advisory Board are as follows:

  1. To provide input and recommendations that will allow the City to produce and maintain safe, high quality parks, trails, open space areas and recreational opportunities;
  2. To provide input and recommendations to implement the City’s Parks Master Plan;
  3. To provide input and recommendations on the development and maintenance of parks, trails and open space areas;
  4. To inform City Council on the progress or problems associated with City parks, trails and open space areas;
  5. To aid in coordinating outdoor recreation with the programs of other govern­mental agencies and voluntary organizations and coordinate volunteer park projects;
  6. To interpret the importance and need of recreation to the community and receive input concerning outdoor recreation activities;
  7. To seek alternative funding sources for the development and/or acquisition of parks, trails and open space areas and their amenities;
  8. To make recommendations as to the rate or amount of any necessary service charges required for the use of any park facilities under the jurisdiction of the City; and,
  9. To review draft park budget prepared by the Public Works Director prior to submittal to the Sisters Budget Committee.

Click Here for link to board meetings and members. 

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Sisters' City Planning Commission

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Urban Forestry Board

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Community Volunteer Opportunities


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Donation Opportunities

To donate a tree, bench or memorial plaque please contact Sisters City Manager Rick Allen at (541) 323-5205 or rallen@ci.sisters.or.us

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