Newport announces vacancies on advisory committee


The city of Newport is seeking applications from residents interested in serving as alternate members on the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee. 

The committee meets monthly on the second Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. It consists of seven members, and all members must be residents, or business owners, in the city. Alternate members only vote in the absence of a regular member. There are currently two vacant alternate positions.

The purpose of the committee is to advise the city council regarding issues relating to bicycle and pedestrian transportation, safety, recreation and education, among other issues.

Anyone interested in serving on this committee should apply using the city’s committee application, which can be found at www.newportoregon.gov; 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, Newport, or by calling 541-574-0613. The application deadline is March 1.

The Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee will interview interested volunteers at an upcoming meeting and forward a recommendation to the mayor for formal appointment.

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