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The City of Portland, Oregon

Neighborhood Involvement

Building inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

ONI Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC)


To promote a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting app Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities. 


The Director of the Office of Community & Civic Life has convened the Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) to provide advice and support to the Bureau. The BAC’s role is to:

 1. Provide guidance to the Director on the effective use of resources as it relates to the bureau's overall strategic aim and racial equity plan;

     a. Review bureau goals, program priorities, and spending;

     b. Informed participation in Community & Civic Life's annual budget process;

2. Be an ambassador for the work of the bureau and for the City.


We will be introducing a new process for selecting committee members following the passing of the Advisory Bodies and Commissions Policy.

BAC’s membership is intended to represent a cross-section of diverse expertise, skill sets, background and viewpoints. Committee members will serve a two-year term with the opportunity to renew future terms (up to eight years total). There will be 12-15 active members.



The next Bureau Advisory Committee meeting will be held on October 8th, 2018.  

Please stay tuned for more information on the upcoming recruitment process for committee members. 

For specific information pertaining to the application process, please contact Mary Hartshorn at or 503-823-6033