City of Newport has committee vacancies

The city of Newport recently announced that it is seeking applications from residents to fill a number of vacancies on city committees.

Two of the vacancies are on the Destination Newport Committee. This committee meets monthly at city hall and advises the city council regarding the preparation of the advertising budget funded by the city’s room tax. The committee also makes recommendations regarding the placement of advertising, the hiring of advertising consultants and all other matters relating to advertising the city as a tourist destination. Both of the current vacancies are required to be filled by the owner or operator of a retail establishment. 

The city also has a vacancy on its planning commission. This commission is comprised of seven appointed members who are city volunteers serving three-year terms. The planning commission makes decisions directly on various land use issues, as well as provides recommendations to the city council on land use matters. The planning commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Work sessions are typically held at 6 p.m., with regular sessions starting at 7 p.m. Currently, these meetings are being held virtually. 

Another vacancy exists on the Newport 60+ Advisory Committee. This committee consists of seven members who serve two-year terms. The appointee will fill a vacant term that expires on Dec. 31, 2021. The committee is responsible for studying and making recommendations to the city council regarding the economics, physical condition, operation, maintenance, development, use, regulation and expansion of the 60+ Activity Center. The committee is responsible for the acquisition and promotion of programs for seniors in the city of Newport. The committee meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month.

Anyone interested in serving on one of these committees should apply using the city’s committee application found online at; click on “City;” then on “Committees;” and then on “Application for Committee/Commission.” The completed form can be submitted electronically. Copies of the committee application form can also be obtained by contacting the city manager’s office at 169 SW Coast Highway, or by calling 541-574-0613. 

The application deadline for all of these vacancies is Friday, Jan. 22.


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