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Applicants Sought For Stipend Work Group

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

The City of Newport is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on a newly created City Council Stipend/Compensation Work Group. The work group will meet monthly on a date and time to be determined. It is envisioned that the Work Group work will meet a minimum of once a month, work will be concluded with a report to the City Council no later than the July 17, 2023 City Council meeting. The work group is charged with studying elected official compensation strategies including but not limited to: monthly salary, per meeting stipend, insurance coverage, education reimbursement; and producing a report with a recommendation to the City Council which identifies what compensation, if any, should be provided to elected officials in Newport and when that compensation would be initiated.

If compensation is recommended, the work group will advise the Council as to whether the issue should be referred to the electors of the City of Newport, or adopted directly by the City Council. The work group will have eleven members, 5 members will be general residents/citizens of Newport, 2 will be resident/citizen members of the Newport Budget Committee. Anyone interested in applying to fill this vacancy should apply using the city’s committee application https://www.NewportOregon.gov/CommitteeVacancies The completed form can be submitted electronically. Hardcopies of the application form can be obtained by contacting the City Manager’s Office at 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365, or by calling 541.574.0613.

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