PORTLAND – The Portland Commission on Disability (PCOD) is looking for new members. PCOD is a volunteer body of persons who have disabilities or have a relationship with people with disabilities through work, friendship, or family. Community members who live, work, play, and/or worship in Portland are encouraged to apply.
The commission is our City government and staff’s advisory body on issues that affect people with disabilities and operates under the Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights umbrella.
Expectations of Commissioners:
- PCOD members are expected to serve on at least one working group/subcommittee.
- PCOD members will present at City Council meetings and participate in briefings with the Mayor, City Commissioners, Bureau directors, and with community stakeholders, to discuss PCOD initiatives, as needed.
- Members are expected to serve their full appointed term of three years.
- There is no monetary compensation made to commissioners for their service as such.
“The time commitment for Commissioners is about 6 to 10 hours a month, which includes meetings and special projects,” said Nickole Cheron, Equity Policy and Commission on Disability Coordinator.
Volunteers who wish to serve as commissioners should plan on attending at least three commission meetings before applying. The meetings are public and a light lunch is served.
For more information and an application for selection to the commission, please look at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oehr/67948
About the Portland Commission on Disability
The mission of the Portland Commission on Disability is to guide the city in ensuring that it is a universally accessible city and one that promotes equity for all. As an advisory body with a diverse membership, PCOD addresses issues across the broad spectrum of disability.
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