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Vision, Mission & Goals


The Portland Utility Review Board envisions a community that supports and provides affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive utility services.


The mission of the Portland Utility Review Board is to provide equitable, reasonable and balanced representation of the community when advising the Mayor and the City Council on water, sewer, stormwater, and solid waste financial plans and rates.


  • Produce timely recommendations on major utility rate issues.     
  • Remain open-minded, courteous and non-biased in all work assignments and dealings with the Mayor, the City Council, city staff and the community.
  • Seek to enhance the work of the Bureaus by offering both constructive criticism and positive acknowledgement.
  • Ensure fair and equitable representation of the public.