Each Board and Commission has membership categories with some positions with specific qualifications required and most of the boards and commissions have vacancies.
The City's web site that includes information on all of the City of Portland's Boards and Commissions. To apply for a board/commission that interests you, please complete the interest form (found on the Office of Community & Civic Life web site) and submit it to the Office of Community & Civic Life per the instructions. You may list up to three boards/commissions on your interest form.
Once the application is received from the Office of Community & Civic Life, they will forward it to the appropriate bureau and contact person for the board/commission you are interested in serving on. Your interest form will be reviewed by the bureau and if there is a vacancy and your skill set and experience matches the membership category, you may be considered and notified, if you are being considered.