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3.131.020 Membership and Staffing.

The Commission shall consist of 25 voting members. All members shall serve without compensation from the City. Appointments to serve on the Commission are for staggered terms of three years. No member may serve more than two 3-year terms. The Commissioner(s)-in-Charge of the New Portlanders Policy Commission recommends, the Mayor nominates, and the Council approves members to the Commission. Members shall be appointed to provide representation from a reasonably broad spectrum of immigrant and refugee communities, striving to include a range of areas of expertise, advocacy experience, community involvement, profession, education, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion and geographic identification.
Members must live, work, worship or be enrolled in school within the city of Portland and/or volunteer for a nonprofit within the city of Portland. If any member of the Commission is absent more than three regularly scheduled meetings of the Commission during any 12 month period, without having notified the Co-Chairs in advance of such absence, such member shall be deemed to have resigned from the Commission.  The member's position shall thereafter be vacant. The Mayor may remove a member from the Commission at any time, with the recommendation of the Commissioner-in-Charge. City Elected Officials may appoint City bureau staff to the Commission as non-voting members. Staffing for the Commission shall be provided, subject to the annual City Budget process.