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 Since it’s creation in 2008, the City of Portland’s Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC) continues to make strides toward its mission to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement across City government and with creating clear guidelines for how Portland’s City government engages the public on decisions and outcomes that impact their lives.

 PIAC was created in response to the urging of both community members and City bureaus.  City Council recognized that “more consistent expectations and coordination across bureaus for public involvement would provide for more efficient use of City resources and increase public awareness and expectations for public involvement processes.”[1] 

 Through the creation and implementation of systems designed to increase community impact on public decisions, the PIAC is creating effective guidelines and policies allowing Portland to become a more truly representative, responsive and accountable government. 

 The PIAC is comprised of 34 members. The broad and diverse membership includes both community members and City bureau representatives.

 [1] City Council Resolution 36582. Retrieved from:

Read more about Portland's efforts to improve public involvement.