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Hold a budget event in your community

Consider hosting an educational event in Fall/Winter in preparation for next year's budget. These events can enhance your community group's understanding of City processes, programs, and services, and your voice can help us identify what City services are most important to Portland residents!

   Phase One:  Budget 101 and 201 Trainings

  • Budget staff can attend your community group's meeting to share how Portland's budget effects City programs and services.
  • Budget 101 is an overview of the budget process and opportunities for involvement. 
  • Budget 201 looks more in-depth at a budget-related topic of the group’s choice. 
  • City staff can attend your community group meeting to present training and facilitate discussion.

    Phase Two:  Host a Budget Event: Put Knowledge into Practice
  • Host your own community event to discuss budget priorities and the City of Portland will match up to $300 toward the cost of space rental, materials, and food for each event.
  • Collaboration of 2-3 community groups is recommended.
  • Community groups conduct outreach and planning. City budget staff are available to facilitate the events and address your budget questions.

To apply or for more information contact:

Sarah Diffenderfer 503-823-6925

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination in any City program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or disability.  To help ensure access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland reasonably: provides language translation and interpretation for limited English proficiency individuals; modifies policies and procedures; and, provides auxiliary aids, services and/or alternative formats to persons with disabilities.  To request an accommodation, modification, translation, interpretation or language service; to file a complaint; or for additional information or questions on Civil Rights Title VI (race, color, national origin protections) and ADA Title II (protections for people with disabilities) matters (nondiscrimination in public City programs, services, activities): contact Sarah Diffenderfer by phone at 503.823.6925, TTY at 503.823.6868, or Oregon Relay Service at 711.