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PBOT Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan Advisory Group

PBOT Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan Advisory Group Position Description


Name of Committee: PBOT Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan Advisory Group

Deadline for Applicants: January 31, 2019

Staff Liaison: Francesca Patricolo, Francesca.Patricolo@Portlandoregon.Gov, 503-823-5282

About PBOT

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information, visit us online at

About the Advisory Group

The Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan is a multimodal plan to address safety, mobility, and access for freight, active transportation (walking and bicycling), and public transit both along the corridor (east/west) and across it (north/south). The project area, which runs from I-5 to I-205 with a buffer area to include parallel routes. The PBOT Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan Advisory Group (“Advisory Group”) will provide feedback that will be considered for integration into the Plan, which will go before City Council for Adoption in approximately Summer 2020. The planning process begins January 2019.

Purpose + role of the Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan Advisory Group

The role of the Advisory Group is to:

  • Advise the PBOT Director and staff on effective means of engaging the plan area community in each key step of the planning process
  • Review and comment on key project materials
  •  Help expand the reach of community engagement on the Plan. This may include helping to distribute invitations to open houses, online surveys, or other public events, providing regular updates to one’s community on the planning process, and consulting with members of their community on how best to represent their views, concerns, and recommendations.
  •  Provide feedback to staff to help identify needs, develop and evaluate alternatives, and identify preferred solutions
  •  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 its diverse residents

Membership requirements

Advisory Group members will be intentionally selected in order to include a diversity of interests and viewpoints on the committee and will seek to leverage equity and access to opportunity in the spirit of Advisory Bodies and Commissions Policy (Resolution 37328).

Members will be asked to apply their unique perspectives to transportation systems thinking for the benefit of all Portlanders, especially our most vulnerable communities such as children, seniors, people with disabilities, people with low incomes, and people who speak languages other than English, among others.

The requirements for the Advisory Group membership are:

  • You live, play, worship, go to school or do business in Portland
  • You have some connection to or experience with the corridor, especially business, freight, walking, bicycling, transit/ bus, community or neighborhood perspectives
  • You are able to take a big-picture perspective that respects the needs of various modes and can look at the corridor as a system
  • You are available to attend the meetings
  • You have a willingness to entertain perspectives different than your own

Membership and term

Advisory Group members will be expected to attend meetings, which will be held approximately every-other-month and for approximately 2 hours or less, for the duration of the planning process, with anticipated completion in Summer 2020. The first meeting is anticipated to kick off in February 2019 at a day and time that works best for most members. The meeting location is yet to be determined, however will meetings will be hosted within the planning area. Advisory Group members will be expected to be responsive to staff requests and review materials in advance of meetings. Members may also be invited to participate in other Plan meetings and public events (optional).

  • Total number of advisory seats: 20
  • Number of seats available: 20

Public Official Conflict of Interest Notice

Those selected to serve on this body will be legally considered public officials for the duration of their service. As such, they will be required to publicly disclose potential conflicts of interest. If potential conflicts of interest are not disclosed, individual members are subject to education or monetary sanctions from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Having potential conflicts of interest does not preclude you from serving on this body or impact your ability to participate fully on this body. Stakeholders often have potential conflicts of interest just out of the nature of being a stakeholder and having interest in the work PBOT is doing. The Conflict of Interest Disclosure is included in the application packet. Please complete and submit the form with your application.

Columbia/ Lombard Mobility Corridor Advisory Group Application

To express your interest in the Advisory Group, please complete the required application form on our website at Please note that information provided is public information, except for the voluntary and confidential section entitled “Confidential Demographic information.” Applications will be available beginning Monday, December 31, 2018 and must be submitted by 8AM Monday, January 28, 2019 through one of the following options:

  • Email the completed form to
  • Mail to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204, attn: Francesca Patricolo

To talk with someone about this opportunity or receive assistance completing the application, please contact Transportation Planner Francesca Patricolo, at or 503.823.5282