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Council of Economic Advisors

Description: The Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) advises the Mayor’s Office, Worksystems, Inc. and Prosper Portland on collective economic and workforce development priorities. The Council is composed of leaders from business, non-profits, chambers, government, foundations, colleges, universities, and unions.

Mayor Ted Wheeler formed the CEA in 2017 shortly after his election. It is one of the 100+ City of Portland’s City Advisory Bodies. The CEA is intended to be an action-oriented group to advise the Mayor on how to fulfill his vision for economic prosperity for the city (sometimes referred to as the 25-25 Jobs Strategy). The CEA provides direct feedback on a quarterly basis to the Mayor’s Office, Prosper Portland (the economic development arm of the City) and Worksystems, Inc. (the local Workforce Investment Board).

The CEA’s advisory capacity includes workforce competitiveness programs to help people gain the skills, training and education they need to go to work or to advance in their careers, and engagement with businesses for economic development.

Total seats available: Not defined

Term length: Limited Term

Volunteer position description: The CEA meets at least three times a year in addition to subcommittee meetings. The Council members are appointed by the Mayor and advise the Mayor on a limited term.

Bureau host: Prosper Portland, Mayor's Office

Contact: Andrea Gall, 503-823-3301


Bureau host: Prosper Portland, Mayor's Office

Contact: Andrea Gall, 503-823-3301