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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Boards, Commissions & Advisory Committees

Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Groups are being migrated to the new website. If you can't find what you're looking for, please search on www.portland.gov/bds/advisory-groups.

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The Bureau of Development Services is responsible for supporting a number of different boards, commissions and advisory committees that you can learn about below. Each webpage contains general information about the board, commission and advisory committees and its membership, as well as other helpful information and links.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of any of these groups, please see our How to Apply for Membership webpage.


Alternative Technology Advisory Committee

The committee assists the BDS in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods for compliance with the Building Code requirements.

Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)

As part of the annual budget process, each City Bureau forms a Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) that includes management, labor, customers, and internal and external stakeholders.

Building Code Board of Appeals

The Building Code Board of Appeals is authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.080 and the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)

A citizen advisory body representing those with interest in policies, budgets and regulations affecting development review processes. (Vacancy in 1 member category: Large Developers)

Finance Committee

In June 2010, the City Council directed the Office of Management and Finance to convene a committee of economic and commercial experts to review BDS’s financial projections and 5-Year Financial Plan.

River Community Advisory Committee

The River Community Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory body, comprised of six members who represent a variety of floating structures interests.

Structural Engineering Advisory Committee

The Structural Engineering Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor and consists of three members and three alternates licensed in Oregon to practice structural engineering.