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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1810 SW 5th Ave, Suite 710, Portland, OR 97201

SAC Member Selection Process

Committee Composition

Members of the SAC will include individuals with specific interests or expertise, representatives of organizations that may be affected by the project outcome, and at-large members. To establish this committee in a timely manner, project staff will ask organizations with broad member bases interested in residential infill development and well-established networks to nominate a SAC member. These organizations include, but are not limited to, Neighborhood District Coalitions, Oregon Home Builders Association, United Neighborhoods for Reform, East Portland Action Plan, and the Diversity and Civic Leadership partners.

In addition to these nominations, 10 at-large positions will be available to ensure a wider variety of perspectives and citywide representation. The SAC discussions will benefit from members with interests, skills, knowledge and expertise in the areas of affordable housing, architecture, urban design, historic preservation, real estate and financing, alternative forms of housing, social and housing services, and sustainable development.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact one of their representative organizations or apply for one of the at-large positions. Mayor Charlie Hales will review applicants for final selection of SAC members.

Recruitment (July 1 – August 7, 2015)

The SAC recruitment will be advertised through the media, BPS e-news, the City’s webpage and social media sites like NextDoor, Facebook and Twitter. Anyone interested in being considered for a position on the SAC (including organization nominees) must submit a Statement of Interest to the project staff by Friday, August 7 at 5:00 pm. 

Fill out the Statement of Interest Form

Completed forms must be received by August 7, 2015. Send forms by:

  • Email:
  • U.S. Mail: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
    c/o Residential Infill SAC
    1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
    Portland, OR 97201

Statement of Interest Review and Committee Selection (August 10 – 14, 2015)

Project staff will review all applications and select candidates who represent a variety of roles or interests, while being mindful to maintain a balance of viewpoints.

Appointments (August 28, 2015)

Mayor Hales will review candidates for final selection of committee members. The Mayor will give priority to individuals who bring particular expertise and insight to infill issues, have been nominated by organizations that represent important and relevant communities or perspectives, and/or have a proven track record of working effectively and constructively in this kind of group process. Staff will then send out letters to selected members (and those not selected) by August 28, 2015.

First SAC Meeting (September 15, 2015)

The SAC meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Planning and Sustainability office at 1900 SW 4th Avenue. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Light dinner will be provided. The City of Portland will also provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities.

Transportation options: MAX, the Portland Streetcar and many buses serve this building. Call Tri-Met at 503-238-7433 or visit their website at for routes and times. Bike parking is provided by the building entrance. On-street parking is metered until 7 p.m.