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The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for an Individual to Serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee


September 12, 2017

The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for an Individual to Serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is seeking to fill a vacant position on the City of Portland Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC).  

The DRAC is an advisory body of seventeen members representing a wide variety of stakeholder groups with interest in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review. DRAC members represent groups including (but not limited to) development, planning, construction contracting, public works, design professions, neighborhood interests, business interests, historic preservation, environmental organizations, and institutional properties. The current vacant position represents Small Businesses.  

The purpose of the DRAC is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment. The DRAC advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.  

The DRAC meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Avenue. DRAC members are appointed to serve a 3-year term, with possible re-appointment to a second 3-year term. 

To apply, individuals must complete and submit the City’s Boards & Commissions application form, found on the Office of Neighborhood Involvement website at Applications should be directed to Mark Fetters at the Bureau of Development Services (BDS), at  

For more information about the DRAC vacancy, please contact Mark Fetters at or (503) 823-1028.

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