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3.27.030 Members and Terms.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 184647, effective June 8, 2011.)

A.  Voting Members.  The Portland Parks Board shall consist of a minimum of nine (9) and a maximum of fifteen (15) voting members appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Commissioner, and confirmed by the Council.  Members shall serve without compensation for terms of three years.  No member shall be appointed to more than two full consecutive terms.  A member appointed initially to a term of less than three years may thereafter be re-appointed to two consecutive three-year terms.  A member otherwise may be re-appointed after at least one full year following completion of the member’s two consecutive terms.  The initial appointments shall be staggered in order to provide for a proportional turnover of terms each year.  Members shall be appointed who demonstrate a commitment to Portland Parks and Recreation and to the mission of the Board. Members are expected to bring a system-wide perspective to the Board, and shall not represent individual interests or areas of the City.  However, the membership of the Board shall strive to reflect the demographic and geographic diversity of the City.

B.  Ex Officio Members.  The Board may, in its discretion, appoint such ex officio members as, in the judgment of the Board, will assist it in carrying out its functions.  Such ex officio members shall be appointed in a manner to be determined by the Board.  Ex officio members shall not have the right to vote.  Ex officio members shall not be subject to the term limitations of Subsection A. of this Section, but the Board may, by rule or regulation, provide for terms and other conditions of service of ex officio members as it may deem necessary or desirable.