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PBOT Bureau and Budget Advisory Committee

Description: The committee provides advice and support to the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The BBAC's roles include: 1. Inform PBOT's annual transportation budget. 2. Review program priorities and capital project lists. 3. Provide input on the strategy for incorporating equity into PBOT's work and direction on the inclusion of communities that have been traditionally underserved by PBOT. 4. Think critically and strategically about the complete transportation system and provide input that champions the success of both the whole transportation system and the City of Portland and all of its residents. 5. Provide guidance to City Council on the effective use of resources, expenditures, and larger bureau program/project implementation. 6. Provide community input and advocate for communities that are traditionally underrepresented on committees and underserved by the Bureau.

Committee advises bureau director on a limited term.

Total seats available: 25

Term length: Two year

Volunteer position description: The requirements for BBAC membership are:

  • You live, play, worship or do business in Portland;
  • You have an interest in the programs and budget process at PBOT;
  • You are available to attend all meetings and participate in deliberations and required trainings;
  • You are a true believer in public participation in government process;
  • You are an advocate for racial equity and inclusion;
  • You are passionate about Portland’s transportation system.

Members of the BBAC will be expected to fulfill the following time commitments:

  • Meetings: Committee members will be required to attend 2-hour monthly meetings (usually on the third Thursday every month). The BBAC will begin meeting in September of 2018 and continue monthly meetings through June of 2019, with July and August off unless additional meetings are needed. BBAC members will have additional meetings in December and January to deliberate during the budget process. Additional meetings will be scheduled around the groups availability. BBAC members are often invited to volunteer for subcommittee discussions and encourage to attend PBOT events, these additional activities are optional.
  • Term: Committee members will serve a two-year term with the opportunity to renew future terms up to eight years total.
  • Other: Committee members will be expected to be responsive to staff requests and review materials in advance of meetings. Committee members may also be invited to participate in other PBOT meetings and public events (optional).


Bureau host: Transportation

Contact: Tosin Abiodun, PBOT, 503-823-5080