The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, Monday, March 9 to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.
Engaging for Equity: A report on Portland’s Diversity and Civic Leadership (DCL) Program 2007-2013
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) invites you to join us at our next monthly Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting to share your feedback on the recently released report on the City’s Diversity and Civic Leadership Program and your ideas on the future of the program.
Public comment and discussion
Monday, March 9, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
ONI Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting
Portland Building, Room C, 2nd Fl., 1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland
Dinner provided at 5:30 PM. Public comments and discussion beginning at 6 PM.
Where to find the report
Review and provide input on this new report - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/DCLreport - documenting the accomplishments and lessons learned from this groundbreaking program focused on strengthening the City's engagement, livability, organizational capacity, and self-empowerment for Portland's communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities.
How your comments and ideas will be used
With the publication of this report, ONI will facilitate a community discussion in 2015 to receive input on the continued development and potential expansion of the Diversity and Civic Leadership program. This conversation will occur simultaneously with a broader discussion about funding equity for ONI’s community engagement programs taking place with ONI’s Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC).
ONI’s goals for the community conversation include:
Recognize and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our community partner organizations;
Gather community input to help inform deliberations of the ONI BAC and City Council on the future of the DCL program, including equitable funding, potential expansion, and making it a permanent component of the City’s civic engagement strategy.
Meetings for the ONI BAC are 2nd Mondays each month, 5:30 PM, City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Next meetings are Monday, April 13, May 11, and June 8, 2015. You’re welcome to join these meetings as well, provide comments, and join the conversation.
Other opportunities to share your feedback and ideas
ONI invites your comments on the future of the DCL program. Comments are due by Tuesday, March 31, 2015. You can participate and provide input on the report, the above questions and any other ideas or questions in the following ways:
Provide your comments online. You’ll need to set-up a Portlandoregon.gov account in order to access the online form. Go to: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/DCLinput
Provide your comment via email at: DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov
Provide your comments via USPS mail addressed to:
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110
Portland, OR 97204
INVITE US TO YOUR GROUP MEETING TO DISCUSS
If you would like us to come to your group meeting to discuss we will do our best to make that happen. Please contact Jeri Williams, Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Coordinator at 503-823-5827, or DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov
ADA AND LANGUAGE ACCOMMODATIONS
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities and provide language translation for persons with limited or no English. Call Jeri Williams at 503-823-5827, TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 503-735-2900 with requests or visit:
www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/CivilRights or www.portlandoregon.gov/OMF/ADA
For questions please contact Jeri Williams, Diversity and Civic Leadership Program Coordinator at 503-823-5827, or DCLinput@portlandoregon.gov