Beaverton Arts Commission Member Responsibilities

Beaverton Arts Commission (BAC) Members use the organization’s structure, resources and strategic planning documents to shape and guide the organization’s contributions to the diverse Beaverton community. Commission Members understand and further BAC’s mission in an effort to improve the community through the promotion of art and culture.

Essential Responsibilities

Commission Members are appointed to terms of one to three years and may participate in one or more focus sub-committees. Additionally, Commission Members are asked to:

  • Act as an arts, culture and BAC advocate within the community, at City Council meetings, budget hearings or other public forums as needed
  • Assist staff in routinely reporting accomplishments to the community and Beaverton City Council
  • Attend and participate in monthly board meetings and sub-committee meetings
  • Attend six or more BAC supported, funded or organized community events


Individuals considered for open Commission Member appointments should exhibit the following:

  • Beaverton residency required
     (The Charter for the City of Beaverton, Chapter V, Section 19, C.2., provides that: "Unless waived by a majority vote of the entire council, a member of any committee, board or commission shall be a resident of the City.")
  • Demonstrated interest in community service required
  • Demonstrated interest in public and community focused Artistic and Cultural events desired
  • Excellent communication skills required; public speaking experience desired
  • Previous community, volunteer or non-profit service desired
  • Previous event planning, public event organization or fundraising experience desired
  • Previous experience in a collaborative or team environment preferred

Commission Membership

Terms begin on January 1. Deadline to apply for the board occurs annually in early October.