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Volunteers sought for Cornelius Pass Road advisory committee

Volunteers sought for Cornelius Pass Road advisory committee

Wednesday, 10/2/13 - 11:41 am

Contacts: Mike Pullen, Communications Office, 503-209-4111, mike.j.pullen@multco.us

Multnomah County is recruiting volunteers to serve on a Community Advisory Committee that will provide important input during planning for safety improvements on NW Cornelius Pass Road. The Oregon Legislature has allocated funding for safety improvements to be made to Multnomah County’s section of this rural road, which is an important regional route connecting Multnomah and Washington counties.

Committee members will provide input on safety issues and improvements that are being considered. Safety improvements will be selected in the next year, with design work in 2014 – 2015 and construction in 2015 – 2016. Approximately 6 - 8 committee members will be asked to serve during the initial alternatives analysis phase, at a minimum.

Multnomah County is seeking volunteers to represent the diversity of Cornelius Pass Road users, including:

  • Residents living north of Skyline Boulevard area
  • Residents living in or south of Skyline Boulevard area
  • Skyline Ridge Neighbors
  • Commuters (not living in the area)
  • Commercial trucking firms
  • Local businesses

Ideal volunteer

The ideal committee volunteer is someone:

  • Interested in improving safety on Cornelius Pass Road
  • Available to attend evening meetings (estimated 3 – 5 times in next year beginning November 2013)
  • Able to represent the interests of an organization or interest group
  • With volunteer committee experience

No professional design experience is required.

To volunteer

Individuals interested in serving need to complete an online application form at www.multco.us/roads/cornelius-pass-road-safety-improvements by the close of business on Monday, October 21, 2013. Applicants can also complete a hard copy of the application and return it to Multnomah County’s Public Affairs Office via mail (501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 6th Floor, Portland, OR 97214) or e-mail (corneliuspass@multco.us). For information, call 503-209-4111 or visit the project website listed above.

Mike Pullen | Multnomah County Communications Office | 503-209-4111 | newsroom | twitter |facebook

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