City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204
Portland's nationally recognized neighborhood system is made up of 95 recognized, independent neighborhood associations and seven neighborhood district coalition offices that represent the entire city of Portland.
Office of Community & Civic Life works to create community-building partnerships, provide technical assistance to other City bureau's outreach and involvement efforts, and trains community members in leadership and community organizing skills.
Civic Life provides grant funding that helps the district coalitions provide support and technical assistance to the volunteer-based neighborhood associations, community groups, and individual citizen-activists.
Civic Life supports Portland's Neighborhood System primarily through:
Grants to the seven district coalitions to provide support and tech assistance to the neighborhood associations in their districts.
Neighborhood Small Grants Program
Technical assistance and problem solving
Best practices materials
Civic Life Standards
Liaison and coordination with City bureaus on issues that affect NAs and Coalitions
Support for the monthly neighborhood coalition directors and chairs meeting
For more information about Civic Life Neighborhood program contact: Mingus Mapps, 503-823-5827