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Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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River Community Advisory Committee

The River Community Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory body, comprised of six members who represent a variety of floating structures interests. Members will be appointed by the Commissioner-in-charge of BDS for three-year terms and will assist BDS with the development of procedures and administrative guidelines for implementing Title 28. In particular, the Committee will provide the Director of BDS with the following guidance:

  • Leadership and expertise on issues affecting floating structures;
  • Feedback on the impact of potential regulations and administrative rules on floating structures, taking into consideration the full range of City goals and objectives;
  • Recommendations for regulatory, code, and administrative rule changes affecting floating structures;
  • Monitor the application and enforcement of regulations for their effectiveness in achieving the City’s goals;
  • Recommend customer service, permitting, process, and compliance improvements; and,
  • Serve as an advisory board on processes and procedures under Title 28.

Members shall include, but not be limited to, a floating home resident, a marina operator, a floating structures contractor, a design professional, a yacht club member, and an on the water business owner.

Current members of the River Community Advisory Committee are:
Name Membership Category Term Expires
Karla Divine Floating Home Resident & Water Business Owner October 7, 2018 (1st full term)
George Fetzer Floating Home Resident May 21, 2016 (1st full term)
Jesse Fox Floating Home Contractor October 6, 2018 (1st full term)
Samuel Galbreath Floating Home Resident June 21, 2019 (2nd full term)
David Horstkotte Yacht Club Member December 15, 2018 (1st full term)
Staff to the River Community Advisory Committee: Mitch Nickolds, (503) 823-1054

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:  

  • September 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • November 10, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Meetings are held at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon on the 5th floor. Parking is available below the building.