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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 Board, Committee or Commission!

Serving on a City of Portland board or commission 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 commissioners-in-charge.

See the list of active boards, committees and commissions to learn more about a board or commission, just click on the link for the particular board or commission. There you will find additional vacancy and contact information.

To indicate your interest in serving on a board, committee or commission please complete an application form and return it to the City's Office of Community & Civic Life at 1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110  Portland OR 97204.  A full list of contacts at the city for boards and commissions is also available. 


List of City Advisory Bodies

Here's a list of active boards, committees and commissions. To learn more about a board or commission, just click on the link. There you will find additional vacancy and contact information.