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Volunteers Needed for Important Community Committees

Subject:  Volunteers needed for important community committees

Dear neighbor,

I am seeking volunteers to serve on several key committees in my portfolio.  Please review the blog posts and email me at as soon as possible if you are interested.


1)    Tree Code Oversight Advisory Committee  Meets monthly, October 2014 to February 2016, time/day to be determined by the new committee.  Three at-large positions open.

2)    Development Review Advisory Committee  Meets the third Thursday of each month from 8 – 9:30 a.m.  Positions open for Design Professional and Major Facilities Landowner.

3)    Adjustment Committee

Reviews appeals of Bureau of Development Services staff decisions on land use reviews for Adjustments.  Familiarity with the Zoning Code and Adjustment Review desirable.  Meets 1st or 3rd Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon, if needed.  Met once in 2013, three times in 2014 so far.  At-large position vacant.

4)    Design Commission

Makes decisions on Design Review applications.  Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.  Met 28 times in 2013 and 21 times so far in 2014.  Upcoming vacancies for Urban Design, Architect, Design professionals, also At-large position. 


Thank you for your consideration.



Amanda Fritz
Commissioner, City of Portland