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Central City 2035: SE Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee Being Formed

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is accepting applications through Thursday, October 3, for positions on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Central City 2035 SE Quadrant Plan.

The SE Quadrant Plan will examine a range of land use, urban design, transportation, environmental and economic development issues, which will result in recommendations for policies to guide future public and private investment and development in the Central Eastside Subdistrict of the Central City, as well as two expanded study areas – the Banfield Portal at the northern end of the plan area and Powell Triangle at the southern end. This effort is an element of the broader Central City 2035 (CC2035) project to update the 1988 Central City Plan. For more information about the SE Quadrant Plan, view the project overview.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)
The City is forming an advisory committee of approximately 20 members with stakeholders representing a variety of community interests. Business and neighborhood associations within the project area will have a guaranteed space for one of their representatives on the committee. In order to broaden the diversity of perspectives on the SAC, all other members will be placed on the committee through an application and evaluation process.

The project is expected to take approximately 14 months to complete; the SAC will meet approximately 12 times during that period. The committee will advise project staff and make recommendations on policy and project proposals resulting from the planning process. 

SAC Member Expectations

SAC members will be expected to:

  • Work collaboratively with City staff and other SAC members;
  • Review background materials to understand issues to be addressed;
  • Attend monthly SAC meetings, beginning November 2013, for a period of about one year;
  • Be able to commit 4-6 hours every month, which includes preparing for and attending monthly meetings (typically held in the evening), and attend workshops, charrettes and community involvement events;
  • Attend other meetings as necessary to represent or offer comment on the project; and
  • Serve as liaisons between their respective communities/interest groups and the SAC.

SAC Member Qualifications and Skills

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Have volunteer/community experience or professional experience that corresponds to the SE Quadrant plan area and issues;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experience; 
  • Ability to represent a broader community/interest group and act as a liaison between that group and the SAC; and
  • Work, live, own a property or business or are enrolled in school within the SE Quadrant Plan area.

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed by BPS, in consultation with additional public agency staff. Final appointment to the SAC will be made by the end of October 2013. The project team will work to ensure a diversity of members, including but not limited to business sectors, topic experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.

Application Process
Fill out the application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sequadsac  
If you have a recently prepared biography or resume, please submit it via email to the address below.
If you would rather submit a hard-copy application, click here to download the form. 
All materials must be submitted by October 3, 2013.
Thank you for your interest.

For questions, contact Stephanie Beckman at stephanie.beckman@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-6042.

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