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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. We need your voice in determining which priorities 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.

Budget 101 presentation Feel free to use!

Phase Two:  Host a Budget Event

  • Phase two puts 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.
  • Partnership responsibility includes contributing to the event through outreach and planning.
  • City staff can help 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. 
  • Collaboration of 2-3 community groups is requested for these events.

To apply or for more information contact:

Sarah Diffenderfer 503-823-6925