Description: The Arts Education and Access Fund was developed to provide funding to restore arts and music education in Portland schools and to
help fund access to existing and new arts organizations in the area. Portland voters approved the Fund by passing Measure 26-146 in 2012. The Measure created a $35 individual income tax and specified the way in which the tax was to be spent. The Arts Education and Access Fund is a collaboration between Portland’s citizens, the city, the school districts, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. The City assesses and collects the tax and distributes it to the school districts and the Regional Arts and Culture Council pursuant to the City Code and Administrative Rule provisions. The Arts Education & Access Fund Citizen Oversight Committee is charged with reviewing the expenditures, progress, and outcomes of the fund and reporting its findings to the City Council annually.
Committee advises City Council on a perpetual base.
Total seats available: 20
Term length: Two or Three year
Volunteer position description: Once appointed by the City Council, AOC members are responsible for:
a) Attending and actively participating in Committee meetings, and Sub-Committee meetings as appropriate.
b) Interacting with Committee members and appropriate City agencies in the fulfillment of the Committee’s charge.
c) Reviewing background materials to understand the matters and issues relevant to its work.
d) Voicing concerns directly, promptly, and constructively.
e) Offering technical expertise when appropriate.
Citizens with an interest in serving on the AOC should be prepared to make a two year commitment.
Bureau host: OMF - Revenue and Financial Services
Contact: Tyler Wallace, 503-865-2450