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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204


1221 SW 4th Ave Room 110
Portland, OR 97204

Dianne Riley, CNIC Program Supervisor


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Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center

  • Diversity and Civic Leadership Program ONI programs being developed to expand opportunities for civic engagement for underrepresented communities in the City of Portland.

  • Public Involvement Best Practices Program Builds support of public involvement processes citywide that are more accessible to the community.

  • Disability Program Helping make Portland more inclusive for people with disabilities.

  • Neighborhood Program Enhancing the quality of neighborhoods through community participation.

Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center

The Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center includes five of Civic Life's civic engagement programs:

    1. Disability
    2. Diversity & Civic Leadership 
    3. Immigrant and Refugee
    4. Neighborhood
    5. Youth


Our programs and partner organizations help Portlanders to:

  • Get involved in local governance, and provide training with other support to do it
  • Identify strategies for increasing and equalizing the power, voice, and influence of Portland's many and various communities
  • Overcome common barriers to participation and expand accessibility in our City
  • Support effective communication to keep the community informed about issues and opportunities for involvement
  • Foster social ties and a sense of community identity
  • Build the community’s capacity to take action to move forward its priorities
  • Foster networking and collaboration between our partner organizations and other community organizations
  • Make public policy decision-making more responsive and accountable to community input