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


1221 SW 4th Ave Room 110
Portland, OR 97204


Ashley Horne, Program Coordinator


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Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC)

  • Public Involvement Advisory Council PIAC meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 8 PM.

  • Apply to serve on the City of Portland’s Public Involvement Advisory Council Vacancies on the PIAC are available starting in October. To be considered, please apply by September 1 of each year.

  • Public Involvement Advisory Council Testimony at City Council Learn about PIAC's current and past iniatives

  • PIAC members present to City Council in 2010

  • Public Involvement Advisory Council Proud recipient of the 2010 Spirit of Portland Award

The purpose of the Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC) is to:

  • Develop guidelines and policy recommendations for citywide public involvement, to be presented to City Council for approval.
  • Provide support and advice to City Council and City bureaus with implementation of shared public involvement guidelines and best practices.
  • Encourage ongoing collaboration between the community, City bureaus and City Council in the development of shared public involvement guidelines

The Public Involvement Best Practices Program provides staffing for PIAC. The PIAC is comprised of 34 members, from both City bureaus and the community. PIAC meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 8 PM. Meetings are held at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave.


View a power point with PIAC's progress to date.