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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

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Human Rights Commission

Description: The Human Rights Commission works to eliminate discrimination and bigotry, to strengthen inter-group relationships, and to foster greater understanding, inclusion and justice for those who live, work, study, worship, travel and play in the City of Portland. In doing so, the Commission is guided by the principles embodied in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Human Rights Commission is an all-volunteer advisory body comprised of Human Rights Commissioners appointed by City Council. The Human Rights Commission advises City Council and City bureaus on applying a human rights lens to policy and advises on promoting and protecting human rights in the City of Portland.

Commission advises City Council on a perpetual base.

Total seats available: 15

Term length: Three year

Volunteer position description: The members of the Commission represent a broad spectrum of the community, including, but without limitation to the following factors: areas of expertise, advocacy experience, community involvement, profession, education, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion and geographic identification.  Members must live, work, worship, or be enrolled in school with the City of Portland.

Interest form is available at:


Bureau host: Equity and Human Rights

Contact: Tatiana Elejalde, 503-823-4432