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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Mead, US anthropologist (1901- 1978)
Power exists in numbers and collective action. A single voice might not persuade a government body or organization to take action on an issue but six voices might. The first step in participatory democracy is to show up.
Advocacy 101 handout includes "Basic Steps in an Advocacy Effort" and "Some Useful Resources."
Portland needs your thoughts, time and energy to help direct our energy today and plan for the future. Over 35 citizen groups advise Portland's elected officials and staff.
Community Communications offer a unique opportunity for community voices to be heard in Council Chambers on Wednesday mornings.
Information for City staff on how to send information to Portland's neighborhood system.
City Property Management Committee has been working on a Citywide process for the disposition of surplus real property. Community input is valuable in making this a good process.
Archive and Subscription for Civic Life Updates
Advisory Committee and Other Resources of the Customer Service Advisory Committee (CSAC)
Grant opportunities for neighborhoods and community organizations
Tools for running your neighborhood association
Tools for neighborhood coalition leaders and staff
Tools and Resources to assist neighbors with citizen involvement efforts
Opportunities to build skills and abilities to become an effective community activist/leader.
Volunteer to improve the quality of life in your neighborhood