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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Parks & Recreation Board

Description:

The Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) Board was established for the following purposes: to ensure that the vision and recommendations of the Parks 2020 Vision and other PP&R strategic initiatives adopted by the City Council are at the forefront of discussions about park and recreation issues and trends over time, in all areas of the city; to advocate for parks on a city and regional basis to ensure that parks, natural areas, open spaces and recreation facilities are advanced in city and regional planning and design; to provide continuity when transitions occur in the leadership of Portland Parks and Recreation and on the City Council; and to provide a forum for public discussion and decision-making about park issues, bringing a city-wide and long-term perspective to neighborhood-based issues.

Total seats available:

16

Term length:

Three years

Volunteer position description:

Board activities include:

  • Advise the Council, the Commissioner and the Director on policy matters pertaining to Portland Parks and Recreation, using the Parks 2020 Vision as its guide.
  • Advise the Council, the Commissioner and the Director on the preparation and contents of the annual Portland Parks and Recreation budget request.
  • Review plans and policies, either existing or being developed, by other City of Portland bureaus, boards and commissions or by other government agencies, that affect parks and recreation in the City of Portland, and advocate for the advancement of parks, natural areas, open spaces and recreation facilities and services in City and regional planning and design.
  • Engage in such public outreach, education and advocacy, to the extent permitted by law, as the Board determines necessary or advisable in order to provide a forum for public discussion and decision-making about park and recreation issues.
  • Prepare and submit to the Council an annual report which shall summarize the Board’s activities during the year and which shall identify the major issues facing Portland Parks and Recreation and the Board’s recommendations for addressing them in the coming year.

Bureau

Portland Parks & Recreation

Contact:

Brooke Gardner, 503-823-5135