Citizen Participation and Advisory Committee

Role of the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee (CDBG-AC)


The Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee (CDBG-AC) advises the Planning & Development Department on the proposed use of CDBG funds. This committee is comprised of nine members with interests and backgrounds in understanding the needs of low-income persons and special needs populations, human services, affordable housing, real estate development, and program management. Members must reside within the City of Eugene and may not have a conflict of interested with respect to a CDBG funded activity, agency, or program. The committee meets three to four times a year in the winter and spring. They conduct program reviews, solicit and receive written comments from the public, and conduct public hearings. Recommendations are posted for public comment for no less than 30 days. All funding decisions are made by City Council.

Current CDBG-AC Members

  • Brett Rowlett
  • Jennifer Webster
  • Ibrahim Coulibaly
  • Chris Ramey
  • Phil Farrington
  • Michael Weinerman
  • Rick Guerra

Membership Vacancy Notice

Date: December 2, 2019


Contact: Stephanie Jennings, Grants Manager, City of Eugene, 541-682-5529 or sjennings@eugene-or.gov


CDBG-AC: The Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee (CDBG-AC) advises the Planning & Development Department on the proposed use of CDBG funds, which are used to address the needs of low-and moderate-income persons. The committee conducts program reviews, solicits and receives written comments from the public, and conducts public hearings. Recommendations are posted for public comment for no less than 30 days. All funding decisions are made by City Council. 


Meeting: The committee meets three to four times a year in the winter and spring. The meetings are held in the early evenings and typically are two hours in length. Light meals are served at the meeting.


Membership: Committee members must reside within the City of Eugene. Applicants should have an interest and background in understanding the needs of low-income persons and special needs populations, human services, affordable housing, real estate development, and program management. 


Committee members cannot be a current City of Eugene employee or have a conflict of interest with respect to a CDBG funded activity, agency, or program.


Vacancies: The CDBG-AC terms are for three years and may be renewed once. Two vacancies will be filled through this process. The Executive Director of the Planning and Development Department is charged with making appointments.


Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. 


CDBG-AC Frequently Asked Questions (Additional Information)

CDBG-AC Online Application


Meeting Information

The CDBG-AC meets between the months of January and June. The 2020 CDBG-AC meeting schedule will be posted when it is available. 


Previous CDBG-AC meeting materials and documents can be found in the folders below by year.


2016     2017     2018     2019


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