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Golf Advisory Committee

Deadline for Applicants: July 31, 2020

Staff Liaison: Vincent Johnson,, 503-318-1432


Instructions below.

Purpose and Background

The Golf Advisory Committee shall serve as a communication link between the city, the public golfer and the golf course concessionaires. 

  • The Committee shall make recommendations to PP&R Commissioner-in-Charge, PP&R Bureau Director, on the following matters:   the golf system operating budget and capital improvement program; concessionaire contracts and proposals; the Golf Program’s Strategic Plan; the marketing of the municipal golf system; maximization and use of the golf system revenue; and any other matter which furthers the public interest toward the development and operation of a sound municipal golf system. 
  • The Committee shall make an annual written report to the Director of Parks, the Commissioner-in-Charge, and to the City Council.

Total number of advisory seats: 10

Number of seats available: 2

Who can join

To be eligible for the advisory committee, members must live, play, worship, go to school, work or do business in the City of Portland.

What We Look For

We want people from every part of Portland here to share their voice on this committee, especially people who have not been involved before. If you want to serve your community and to help government make better choices, then we want to see your application. The attributes listed below are what will guide our selection process. It is helpful if you are specific in your answers. We do not expect you to be or have everything listed.

  • A commitment to seeing an improving Golf Program that better serves the public and entices new participation, as well as fulfilling its environmental and financial goals. (For more information, go to
  • Although not required, golf experience or familiarity with public golf
  • You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions
  • You are an advocate for racial equity: you want positive and long-lasting outcomes for racial and ethnic communities who have been left out before. You can bring discussion about racial and ethnic communities who need it the most.
  • You have a perspective on physically navigating the community with a disability.
  • You believe government is better when community is involved

Time Commitment

  • Monthly meetings will take place on the second Wednesday, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, on a rotating schedule of the five City golf facilities (During COVID-19 guidelines, meetings are taking place via Zoom).
  • Members are involved for a duration of a three-year term, with the possibility of one extension for another three years. 
  • Members are expected to prepare for meetings on their own time. Meeting materials for review may be sent with minimal time to review, possibly as few as forty-eight hours (or two days) in advance.

We Remove Barriers

Let us know if there are barriers to your participation. Lunch will be provided at in-person meetings. Public transportation or parking passes will be available if you need those to fully participate.

Volunteer Ethics

People who join this committee will become what we call “Public Officials,” which means that while you serve you must behave fair and ethically. We will provide training on this once you are accepted. Part of following Public Officials Ethics laws means you must tell the group when you or a relative may financially benefit (or avoid fees) by your recommendations. This is called a “Conflict of Interest.” If you tell us about potential Conflicts of Interest that does not mean you cannot serve, in fact, many committees have potential members with Conflicts of Interest. We appreciate your ethical inclusion of possible Conflicts of Interest on the form included in the application.

How to Apply

Applications are due on July 31, 2020.


Online submission is the preferred, fastest method to get the application into the hands of the selection committee. We suggest you pre-write and save your answers in a separate document, so you have your own copy, and to prevent loss of your work from internet disruptions. You may request to submit a Word version of the application. Email to request a Word version.

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at or 503-318-1432.

Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information

The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Completing the demographic information on the application is voluntary, but we encourage you to provide that information.  The City uses this 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. Questions about this may be sent to

General Questions

For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the volunteer 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 Golf Program at

Do you have questions or need more information? Email or 503-318-1432.