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Get involved! Have a voice in city government! Join a City Advisory Board, Committee, or Commission!
Serving on a City of Portland advisory body is one way members of the public can volunteer and get involved with their city government. The boards and commissions serve mostly in an advisory capacity to various city bureaus and some county agencies. But some also hear appeals, provide expertise, advocate, receive public concerns, or establish, review and enforce policies and regulations. Boards and commission appointments are approved by City Council after recommendations from City bureaus and elected-in-charge.
See the list of active City Advisory Bodies to learn more about a specific advisory body.
For additional vacancy and open recruitments, please visit the Currently Open Recruitments page.
To indicate your interest in serving on a board, committee or commission please complete an application form and send it to the City's Office of Community & Civic Life at 1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110 Portland OR 97204 or email.
Tips from our Mental Health Program Specialist, Tyesha McCool-Riley: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/757318
Information on City policy adopted on November 2017.
Find forms for your application, exit interview, resignation.
8 tips for web meetings, plus a cancellation template download!
List of the open positions that are being recruited for City advisory bodies.
Find an advisory body or quasi-judiciary board of your interest.
Read about restrictions on political activities for advisory body members