Community Development Block Grant 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 interest 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 and all funding decisions are made by City Council. 


The City of Eugene has a Citizen Participation Plan that outlines the responsibilities to provide opportunities for resident involvement related to HUD funding.


Membership Vacancy Notice

Date: January 21, 2021


Contact: Teresa Kennedy, Community Programs Analyst, City of Eugene, 541-682-5767 or tkennedy@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, unless otherwise allowed by HUD. 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 expected to be held virtually.


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. One vacancy 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 Friday, February 5, 2021. 


CDBG-AC Frequently Asked Questions (Additional Information)

CDBG-AC Online Application


Current CDBG-AC Members

  • Chris Ramey (Chair)
  • Julia Boss
  • Ibrahim Coulibaly
  • Phil Farrington
  • Rick Guerra
  • Brett Rowlett
  • Jennifer Webster

  • Michael Weinerman


Meeting Information

The CDBG Advisory Committee typically meets between the months of January and June. In 2020, the CDBG Advisory Committee met on February 27, March 11, and April 9.  


The federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) included a special allocation of CDBG funding to help local communities respond to the impacts of coronavirus. This CDBG-CV funding is a separate grant from the entitlement CDBG grants received on an annual basis from HUD. The City of Eugene will receive a CDBG-CV entitlement allocation of $839,940. In order to utilize these funds, Eugene must complete an allocation process to identify uses of funds and submit a Substantial Amendment to our 2020 Action Plan. The CDBG AC held a series of three meetings to develop an allocation for the use of CDBG-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds (June 15, June 25, and July 8).  The copy of the Proposed Substantial Amendment is available. Staff presented the draft CDBG-CV proposed allocation to City Council on July 27, 2020, which was approved. Staff are working on completing the Substantial Amendment process through HUD.


CDBG-AC meeting materials and documents can be found in the folders below by year. Information about future meetings will be posted as it becomes available. 


2016     2017     2018     2019     2020


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