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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
To promote a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.
PURPOSE & ROLES
The Director of the Office of Community & Civic Life has convened the Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) to provide advice and support to the Bureau. The BAC’s role is to:
1. Provide guidance to the Director on the effective use of resources as it relates to the bureau's overall strategic aim and racial equity plan;
a. Review bureau goals, program priorities, and spending;
b. Informed participation in Community & Civic Life's annual budget process;
2. Be an ambassador for the work of the bureau and for the City.
MEMBERSHIP & TERM
We will be introducing a new process for selecting committee members following the passing of the Advisory Bodies and Commissions Policy.
BAC’s membership is intended to represent a cross-section of diverse expertise, skill sets, background and viewpoints. Committee members will serve a two-year term with the opportunity to renew future terms (up to eight years total). There will be 12-15 active members.
The BAC will begin meeting in October of 2018 and continue with monthly meetings through the late spring of 2019. There may be reason for twice a month meetings in January due to workload needs related to budget submission, but members will be notified promptly of any additional meetings.
Office of Community & Civic Life – BAC Calendar 2018-2019
June 11, 2018 – Final meeting from FY18-19 discussions
July – BREAK – no meeting. Recruitment will begin in earnest, mid-July with all the updated forms provided through the Advisory Boards and Commissions work.
August – BREAK – no meeting. Applications due by August 31st, 2018
September – BREAK - no meeting. Internal review of applications, notification of decision by third week in September
October 8, 2018 – First meeting of FY 19-20, necessary trainings provided at meeting, and provide homework for remote/online trainings
November – Meeting
December – Meeting (before school winter break)
January – Meeting, have drafted BAC letter for budget submission
March – Meeting
May – Meeting, final for fiscal year
June-August 2019 – BREAK No meetings
*Our goal is to have a minimum of six meetings per fiscal year
The next Bureau Advisory Committee meeting will be held on October 8th, 2018.
For specific information pertaining to the application process, please contact Mary Hartshorn at Mary.Hartshorn@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6033