City/County Info: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
At the Office of Community & Civic Life (Civic Life), we connect the people of Portland with their City government to promote the common good. Our programs create a culture of collaboration, expanding possibilities for all Portlanders to contribute their knowledge, experience, and creativity to solve local problems and make life better in the city we all share.
To better serve multilingual populations, we refer to ourselves as Civic Life for short and not use the “OCCL” acronym. When interpreted or translated into other languages, the term “Civic Life” can be meaningfully conveyed while the acronym in English is meaningless. For example, in Spanish, the bureau’s name is Oficina de Vida Cívica y Comunitaria (OVCC); in Romanian, it might be Biroul comunității și vieții civice (BCVC), and so forth.
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Over the next 10 years, Civic Life programs in collaboration with our partners and the community will work toward three big-picture goals:
Click here for a brief visual introduction to Civic Life's identity, beliefs, and long-term goals.
Program Graphic (updated Dec 2018)
Code Change Committee (Committee 3.96
One city, many communities
Click here for information around our rebranding efforts.
A brief introduction to the new Civic Life identity. This information is also available in multiple languages.