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Volunteer Opportunities that Shape Your Community’s Future  

Have you ever thought about using your unique skills and talents to serve your community and make Hillsboro a better place? Perhaps you’re interested in personal and professional growth or want additional networking opportunities. Or maybe you just love Hillsboro and want to engage in your community to enhance your civic pride. Volunteering on one of the City of Hillsboro’s boards and commissions can help you do all these things and more.

Hillsboro is seeking volunteers who can make a commitment to bettering our community and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within its boards, commissions, and committees. We recognize we must be inclusive in developing and implementing policies to ensure that City services are responsive to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and other individual identities. These equal opportunity positions are intended for diverse and talented volunteers who reflect and enhance the community we serve. Please consider joining the group of dedicated volunteers who help our City run smoothly.

Applications, can be completed electronically or submitted by hand, email, fax or mail to the City Recorder’s office (contact information found on the application). Applications for the 2020 recruitment process are due by November 8, 2019. 

We currently have vacancies on the following boards and commissions starting January 2020: Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council, Budget Committee, Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee, Planning and Zoning Hearings Board, Planning Commission, Transportation Committee, and Library Board*. 

Each board and commission is unique and may have its own set of requirements.

*Two of the three vacant Library Board positions require applicants to be residents of unincorporated, Washington County. To check your eligibility, visit Hillsboro Maps, enter your address and it will indicate whether you are inside city limits. If easier, call the Planning Department at 503-681-6153 and they are happy to look your address up for you. 

Appointments are at the discretion of the Mayor and Council President, with the approval of the City Council, and are made at the first Council meeting of the year. You do not need to attend the City Council meeting to be appointed.

For more information, please email the City Recorder's Office or call 503-681-6117.

General Information

City of Hillsboro Board or Committee Contact Number
Audit Committee 503-681-6269
Budget Committee 503-681-6117
Finance Committee 503-681-6269
Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan Oversight Committee 503-681-6219 
Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council 503-615-3497
Historic Landmarks Advisory Committee 503-681-6153
Library Board 503-615-6500
Parks and Recreation Commission 503-681-6120
Planning Commission 503-681-6436
Planning and Zoning Hearings Board 503-681-6153
Public Engagement Committee 503-681-6153
Transportation Committee 503-681-6146
Utilities Commission 503-615-6702
Civic Leadership Academy 503-681-6100
Youth Advisory Council 503-681-6120