Based on the community’s suggestion, the Milwaukie Arts Committee was created and appointed by Milwaukie City Council in the Spring of 2008. The ten-person committee quickly adopted the name “artMOB”. This name is an acronym for ‘Art--Milwaukie on Board’. The name also represents the grassroots values of our members.
We work to connect artists with resources and to connect the community with art. The artMOB values being inclusive, involving kids, and inspiring others to explore new ways of thinking. The artMOB has enriched Milwaukie with the City Hall Sculpture Garden, a comic book art show, and many smaller projects. artMOB has many more projects planned for the future--so get on board!
The Audit Committee is established to ensure that audits of the financial statements are completed annually, that oversight of the City’s independent auditors is a shared responsibility between City management and the City Council, and that the City Council has the opportunity to assist City management in the review and selection of the City’s independent auditor to ensure transparency in the management of City audits.
The Committee consists of one member of the City Council, one member of the City Budget Committee and one citizen member with an interest in City government financial operations, with preference first given to a Certified Public Accountant residing within City limits and second to a Certified Public Accountant with City affiliation. All members are appointed by Council for two-year staggered terms.
The Audit Committee meets as directed by City Council. Typically, the Committee meets three time per year, with additional meetings in years where a new audit contract is proposed.
The Budget Committee is established in accordance with the provisions of ORS 294.336 to review the annual city budget document as prepared by the city budget officer and to recommend an approved budget to the City Council for adoption.
The Committee includes five City Councilors plus an equal number of City residents who are registered voters. The Council appoints the citizen members for four year terms.
The Budget Committee meets as directed by City Council. Typically, the budget preparation meetings are held in the early spring, with additional meetings scheduled as needed and to review revenue and expenditure reports.
The Center/Community Advisory Board is established for the purpose of advising the City Council, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) and Center staff regarding center client/participant needs.
The board addresses the programs and facilities of the Milwaukie Center concentrating on the problems, desires, and needs of senior citizens and others in the Milwaukie area. The board shall be responsible for:
The Citizens Utility Advisory Board is established for the purpose of advising the City Council on the methods and manner in which City utility rates and capital improvements are scheduled and carried out.
The Mayor, with the consent of City Council, appoints five members to terms of two years. Each member is appointed at large, shall be a Milwaukie resident or own a business within the City limits throughout his/her term.
The Design and Landmarks Committee (DLC) is a five-member group established to advise the Planning Commission and City Council on urban design, architectural, and historic preservation activities including but not limited to design review of development proposals in the downtown, education and outreach, designation of historic districts and landmarks, and historic and cultural resources inventories.
The Kellogg Good Neighbor Committee was formed on February 5, 2013. The Committee's purpose is to recommend to the City Council how the "good neighbor funds" should be spent. This fund was established through the Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Milwaukie and Clackamas County Service District #1 for the provision of wastewater treatment services. This fund is to be used to help mitigate the impact the Kellogg Plant has on the surrounding neighborhoods. CCSD#1 deposits $1.00 per EDU of the City's connections. CCSD#1 will also contribute 1million as "seed" funding to the good neighbor fund.
The Committee is comprised of seven members, with staff from Milwaukie and CCSD#1 providing assistance in ex oficio positions.
The public library board, consisting of seven members, is established for the purpose of advising the City Council and the Ledding Library staff regarding library patrons’ needs. The board shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following activities:
The Park and Recreation Board was created to focus greater energy and resources toward meeting community park and recreation needs through cooperative partnership with the City and Parks District.
The board is made up of seven members who are appointed to not more than three consecutive two year terms.
All members must be residents of the City.
The Planning Commission, consisting of seven members, is lawfully established for the purpose of reviewing and advising on matters of planning and zoning according to the provisions of the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and other planning implementation documents.
The Commission is made up of seven members appointed to four-year terms. Five members must be City residents.
Not more than two members shall be engaged in the same kind of occupation.
The Public Safety Advisory Committee is an eleven member committee that seeks a representative from each of the City’s seven Neighborhoods plus four at-large members.
The Public Safety Advisory Committee is established for the purpose of advising and making recommendations to the Chief of Police and City Council regarding public safety needs in the city and its urban growth boundary. Review and make recommendations on community livability concerns related to crime prevention and traffic safety issues that affect public safety and neighborhood livability in Milwaukie and within its urban growth boundary.
This Committee looks at community livability concerns as it relates to crime prevention and traffic safety, promotes public safety education and awareness and collaborates with other local, county and state agencies in mitigating the negative effects of crime.
Riverfront Task Force
The Riverfront Board, consisting of seven at-large members, was established for the purpose of advising and making recommendations to the City Council and providing long-term continuity and short-term problem solving in the successful completion of the riverfront. In December 2011, City Council changed the compilation of the Board to a five-member task force, which is a more suitable format since the task force is very project-specific.