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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

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

City Boards, Committees, and Commissions

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 return it to the City staff liaison listed on the advisory body page or contact the City's Office of Community & Civic Life at 1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110  Portland OR 97204 or email.


Currently Open Recruitments

List of the open positions that are being recruited for City advisory bodies.

List of City Advisory Bodies

Find an advisory body or quasi-judiciary board of your interest.