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Central City in Motion Working Group

Central City in Motion Working GroupCover of Central City in Motion plan

Deadline for Applicants: Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Staff Liaison: Gabe Graff, 503-823-5291

Application Here, instructions below.

Purpose and Role

 The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) seeks new advisory committee members to advise on the implementation of the Central City in Motion plan as part of the Central City in Motion Working Group.

 The cultural and economic hub for the state, Portland’s central city is growing rapidly. By 2035, the central city’s population is projected to triple and the number of jobs will increase by 40%. The area is already home to a dense mix of housing, including a significant percentage of the city’s affordable housing. As the Central City and its economy grows, more and more people are using its streets, sidewalks and transit systems. Central City in Motion (CCIM) is PBOT’s plan for strategic investments to accommodate more people on Central City streets. Like parallel projects in other parts of the city—including East Portland in Motion and Southwest in Motion—Central City in Motion identifies and prioritizes investments in the Central City transportation network. The 18 projects identified in Central City in Motion are designed to make transit faster and more reliable, biking safer and more convenient, and ensure pedestrian crossings are safe and accessible.

 The Central City in Motion Working Group is charged with ensuring the successful implementation of Central City in Motion projects, advising the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Project staff on project design and monitoring performance. Representing a broad set of community and business perspectives, the group will offer strategic advice to help the project team successfully implement projects recommended in the Central City in Motion plan.

 The Working Group will advise the project team and Bureau Director on the following:

  • Provide input on priorities for project design and construction
  • Connect the project team with key stakeholders and community representatives and identify opportunities for public engagement on project design
  • Identify opportunities for the private sector to leverage public investments
  • Monitor project delivery
  • Evaluate project performance


To be eligible for the Central City in Motion Working Group, members must live, play, worship, work or do business in the City of Portland.

Total number of advisory seats: 18

Number of seats available: 18

 Desired Attributes

  • You have an interest in Portland’s transportation system in the Central City
  • You have an expertise or interest with the design of transportation projects, particularly transit-priority, bikeway, and pedestrian safety improvements
  • You believe in the value of public participation in government process
  • You are an advocate for racial equity
  • You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions
  • You are a problem-solver and big-picture thinker, willing to help PBOT evaluate project designs, weigh trade-offs, resolve conflicts, and move forward with implementing projects in a timely manner
  • You bring unique perspectives and can offer input on specific issues while considering the good of the Central City as a whole

 Terms & Time Commitment

  • Quarterly meetings will take place on weekday evenings in downtown Portland
  • Members will serve a term of 2 years with an opportunity to renew.
  • Members are expected to prepare for meetings on their own time. Arrive ready to discuss meeting materials and agenda items. Meeting materials for review may be sent with minimal time to review, potentially as few as 48 hours in advance.

Public Official Conduct 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 and may not impact your ability to participate fully on this body. Stakeholders often have potential conflicts of interest by the nature of having interest in the work. The Conflict of Interest Disclosure is included in the application. Please fill all conflicts of interest on your application.

 Application Process

Applications are due on Thursday, March 21st, 2019.

 To be considered, please be sure to submit a completed and signed application form, and your resumé if available. Send the application to


Need the Word version of the application? Email 

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at or 503-823-5291.


Map of Central City in Motion project locations

Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information

The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity and uses provided demographic information to help ensure that advisory body appointments represent a broad cross-section of community. Your information will not be used during the recruitment nor the selection process. State and federal law prohibit use of this information to discriminate against you. The City will treat this information as confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law. Questions about this may be sent to

General Questions

For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the recruitment process, or other upcoming advisory body opportunities please email

 We Encourage You to Apply

We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about the bureau.

Applications are due on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. To talk with someone about these opportunities or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at or 503-823-5291.