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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

Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC)

  • Civic Life Bureau Advisory Committee

Purpose and Role of the Bureau and Advisory Body

Office of Community & Civic Life's Bureau Mission: To promote a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with the government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.  

Committee activities include:

  1. Provide guidance to the Director and Leadership Team on the effective use of resources as it relates to the bureau's overall strategic aim, racial equity plan and COVID-19 era responsiveness;
  2. Review bureau goals, program priorities, and spending;
  3. Informed participation in Community & Civic Life's annual budget process; and
  4. Be an ambassador for the work of the bureau and for the City. 

Office of Community & Civic Life – BAC Calendar 2019-2020

All Civic Life Bureau Advisory Committee Meetings are virtual on the ZOOM platform. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Pollyanne Birge at


PHONE OPTION: 888-475-4499 (Toll Free)

WEBINAR ID: 954 5169 1638

Office of Community and Civic Life—BAC  Schedule 2020-2021

  • Monday, October 19th at 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 17th at 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 15th at 5:30pm 
  • Tuesday, January 5th at 5:30pm
  • February - No meeting 
  • Tuesday, March 16th at 5:30pm
  • April - No meeting 
  • Tuesday, May 18th at 5:30pm 
  • June-August 2021 – BREAK No meetings