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The City of Portland, Oregon

Independent Police Review

Providing independent, civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau

phone: 503-823-0146

fax: 503-823-4571

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204

Citizen Review Committee

The eleven-member Citizen Review Committee (CRC) was created in 2001 to help improve police accountability, promote higher standards of police services, and increase public confidence.  Volunteer CRC members are appointed by City Council to perform four primary functions:

  • Gather community concerns about police services.
  • Help the IPR Director develop policy recommendations to address patterns of problems with police services and conduct.
  • Review and advise IPR and IA on the complaint handling process.
  • Hear appeals from complainants and officers and publicly report its findings.


 CRC Acting Chair

Ms. Candace Avalos received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Foreign Languages, with a focus on Spanish and Italian, and Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University. Originally from Sterling, Virginia, she moved to Oregon in 2013 for her current position at Portland State University as the Coordinator of Student Government Relations and Greek Life Advisor. In this position, she provides education, support, and advising to student leaders and advocates while helping them navigate university and government bureaucracy. Prior to her career in student affairs and higher education, she worked in K-12 education teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in NE Portland and her hobbies include dog sitting and cooking new recipes from the show Top Chef.  

Appointed September, 2017




Ms. Andrea Chiller received her undergraduate degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law. After practicing law and working in the legal research division of Bloomberg LP in New York City, she moved to Portland in 2014 where she now lives with her wife, daughter, dog, and cat. She is currently a Case Presenter with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. In that role, she works to ensure compliance with the State's liquor and recreational marijuana laws. 

Appointed November 2016





Ms. Julie Falk is a graduate of Swarthmore College where she majored in English Literature and Art History. She is the executive director of Bitch Media and is president of the board of Women’s Foundation of Oregon. She previously served as executive of Center for Health Justice in Los Angeles and the Prison Media Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Originally from Kentucky, Julie moved to Portland in 2006, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Appointed February 2015





Ms. Hillary Houck received her BA from Friends World Program in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Human Issues and Social Change. Hillary grew up in rural New Hampshire, and has lived around the US, in Ghana, and China, moving to Oregon in 2007. She has worked in anti-poverty and services for those experiencing housing instability or homelessness since 2005. She has years of volunteer experience serving both people and animals. She lives in North Portland with her dog, foster dogs, and partner.

Appointed March 2018



Mr. Vadim Mozyrsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law. After law school, he clerked for judges in state, federal, and international courts. He practiced in litigation and mediation before his current employment with the U.S. government. Mr. Mozyrsky is active in the Portland community. 

Appointed January 2018



Ms. Jihane Nami holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French from Willamette University and a Master of Science in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Staffordshire University, in the United Kingdom. She dedicated her first career to working with diverse and marginalized communities around the world, managing humanitarian programs in conflict-affected countries. Raised a “Cross-Cultural Kid”, she now calls Portland home and works at Portland State University, where she facilitates collaborative projects that match the university’s expertise with the priorities of community groups, government agencies and businesses, to develop practical solutions for a more sustainable, equitable and livable city.  

Appointed May 2018


Sylvan Fraser grew up in Western Washington before moving to Portland in 2008 to begin studying at Reed College. They graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Linguistics and temporarily relocated to California to earn their J.D. from Berkeley Law. They currently serve as Staff Attorney at the national legal non-profit interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, and live in Southeast Portland with their loving partner, two cats, and a dog. In their free time they sing in two choirs, host tabletop game nights, and cook elaborate vegetarian meals.

Appointed June 2019