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South Park Blocks Master Plan Community Advisory Committee

Staff Liaison: Barbara Hart, 503-823-5596,

Learn more about the South Park Master Plan Project here

 Image: South Park Blocks looking south along tree lined pedestrian pathwayThe Community Advisory Committee’s (CAC) primary roles are to help engage the community, balance local and citywide needs and perspectives, and assist Portland Parks & Recreation to serve people of all ages and abilities and accommodate a wide range of activities that promote health and wellness, arts and culture, and social interactions. The Committee will provide input to staff, review draft design concepts, and assist with the development of a community-supported South Park Blocks Master Plan.

 The members of the CAC work to achieve the best result for Portland Parks & Recreation, the community and the City of Portland. Portland Parks & Recreation commits to providing CAC members with the necessary information and materials, in a timely manner, to ensure their successful commitment to and participation in the project.


To be eligible for the South Park Blocks Master Plan Community Advisory Committee, members must live, play, worship, work or do business in the City of Portland.

Total number of advisory seats: 17-21

Number of seats available: 17-21

Desired Attributes

  • 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 enthusiastic about parks, recreation, urban greenspaces and community engagement
  •  You want to help improve The South Park Blocks with a vision that serves all Portlanders now and into the future.

Terms & Time Commitment

  • Seven to eight meetings will take place on weekday evenings between April 2019, and May 2020.
  • Members will serve until the project concludes.
  • Members are expected to prepare for meetings on their own time. Arrive ready to discuss meeting materials and agenda items. Meeting materials for review will be sent one week 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

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


Need it in a different format than PDF? Email

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at or 503-823-5596.

Voluntary & Confidential Demographic InformationImage: Portland Farmers Market in the South Park Blocks at Portland State University

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 project and Portland Parks & Recreation at