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Phone: 503-823-7700

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About the Project Advisory Committee

Committee Composition

The Committee will include 15 at-large community representatives, ideally including:

  • Trail and park users
  • Portlanders with interests, skills, knowledge and expertise in off-road cycling, environmental stewardship, trail design or management, outdoor recreation, business, tourism and health.
  • Members who might be able to contribute perspectives or experiences from historically under-represented or under-served communities, such as communities of color, Portlanders with limited-English proficiency, low-income residents, youth and Portlanders with disabilities.

The City is particularly interested in members who can bring and consider multiple perspectives and who can think creatively about off-road cycling opportunities citywide. 

In addition to community representatives, the Project Advisory Committee will also include representatives from City Bureaus and other public agencies as ex-officio members. These representatives will participate in committee discussions and provide factual information to support the Committee’s consideration of project components but will not formally contribute to Committee recommendations.

How to apply

The application period for the Project Advisory Committee closed on Wednesday, November 18th. The City is currently reviewing submitted Statements of Interests.

Statement of Interest Review and Committee Selection

Project staff from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and representatives from partner Bureaus will review all applications and select candidates who represent a variety of roles or interests, while being mindful to maintain a balance of viewpoints.


Susan Anderson, Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will review candidates for final selection of committee members. She will give priority to individuals who bring particular expertise and insight to project-related issues, have been nominated by organizations that represent relevant communities or perspectives, and/or have a proven track record of working effectively and constructively in this kind of group process. Staff will then send out letters to selected members (and those not selected) in December 2015.

Term and Meeting Schedule

The Project Advisory Committee is expected to meet approximately monthly for up to one year. Committee meetings will generally be held on weekday evenings; however, one to two workshops or site visits may also be scheduled. Specific meeting dates and times will be determined based on committee member availability.


Childcare will be available for Committee meetings if requested by a member in advance.

Translation and Accommodations

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities.  


If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Michelle Kunec-North, Project Manager, at or (503) 823-9710.