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City Budget Office

Hold a budget event in your community

Consider hosting an educational event in Fall/Winter in preparation for next year's budget. Your voice can help us identify what City services are most important to Portland residents!

   Phase One:  Budget 101 and 201 Trainings

  • Knowledge about City services and budgeting to empower residents.  
  • 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.
  • Budget 101 and 201 educational sessions run Fall-Spring.

    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, and your groups conduct outreach and planning.
  • City budget staff facilitate the events and address your budget questions.
  • Great chance for your community group to voice your opinion about budget decisions currently being proposed by City bureaus. 

To apply or for more information contact:

Sarah Diffenderfer 503-823-6925