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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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

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Portland/Multnomah Sustainable Development Commission

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) is a 11-member citizen advisory panel appointed by the Mayor of Portland and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Reporting directly to Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, SDC promotes programs and policies in three main areas related to sustainable development: 1) Help the City and County identify specific resource conservation goals and environmental practices within government to reduce costs and support sustainability. 2) Create and maintain a Sustainable Community Report Card to inform residents and businesses about community progress related to a specific set of sustainability indicators. 3) Guide strategies to enhance sustainable economic development by increasing Portland’s visibility as an international center for green business development and professional training on sustainability.
The City of Portland's standard "Interest Form for City Board & Commission Appointments" will be used by both the City of Portland and Multnomah County to select members and make appointments to the SDC. You do not need to complete a separate form to be considered for appointment by the County. Please answer the last application question as if it read: "Describe your understanding of the services that the City of Portland and Multnomah County provide".

Contact:City of Portland, Michele Crim, 503-823-5638; Multnomah County, Molly Chidsey, 503-988-5015 ext 27365 
Commission Website:, under Sustainable Technologies & Practices tab.
(9/7/07 Update)