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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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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. Members will be appointed by the Commissioner-in-charge of BDS for three-year terms and will assist BDS with the development of procedures and administrative guidelines for implementing Title 28. In particular, the Committee will provide the Director of BDS with the following guidance:

  • Leadership and expertise on issues affecting floating structures;
  • Feedback on the impact of potential regulations and administrative rules on floating structures, taking into consideration the full range of City goals and objectives;
  • Recommendations for regulatory, code, and administrative rule changes affecting floating structures;
  • Monitor the application and enforcement of regulations for their effectiveness in achieving the City’s goals;
  • Recommend customer service, permitting, process, and compliance improvements; and,
  • Serve as an advisory board on processes and procedures under Title 28.

Members shall include, but not be limited to, a floating home resident, a marina operator, a floating structures contractor, a design professional, a yacht club member, and an on the water business owner.

Current members of the River Community Advisory Committee are:
Name Membership Category Term Expires
Dan Carlson Floating Home Resident August 6, 2022 (1st full term)
Karla Divine Floating Home Resident October 6, 2021 (2nd full term)
Jesse Fox Floating Structures Contractor October 6, 2021 (2nd full term)
Terry Glen Yacht Club Member November 28, 2020 (1st term)
Tom Lisch Floating Home Resident August 6, 2022 (1st full term)
Bryrick Shillam Floating Structures Contractor August 6, 2022 (1st full term)
Staff to the River Community Advisory Committee: Dave Tebeau, 503-823-4072

Upcoming Meetings

  • Meeting schedule to be determined.

Meetings are held at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Oregon on the 5th floor. Parking is available below the building.