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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Materials

Group Process and Agreements

This advisory committee represents a diversity of expertise, skills, and viewpoints. As such, committee members are expected to listen carefully and consider the range of local and citywide needs and goals. Committee recommendations should represent a broad base of collective wisdom about what will best serve our city and the local neighborhood.

Developing Recommendations
The committee will work to reach full agreement on guidance and recommendations, using a consensus process that respects the perspectives and contributions of all members. Whenever possible, the group will forward recommendations that are supported by the full group. If full agreement is not possible, the committee will use a three-quarters majority vote to finalize recommendations. In the case of a majority vote, minority reports will be accepted and submitted along with the PAC recommendation.

The suggestions, advice, and recommendations of the PAC will be provided to the project staff and the Director of Portland Parks & Recreation for consideration. Final decisions will be made by the PP&R Director.

Ground Rules and Agreements

  • Listen carefully and speak honestly.
  • Respect the views and opinions of others.
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Allow everyone the opportunity to speak once before speaking twice.
  • Use discussion to clarify information, not advocate for your position.
  • Consider the needs and concerns of the local community and the larger city.
  • Think outside of the box
  • Active and respectful listening
  • Platform to respond and to provide feedback after/outside of meetings
  • Be engaged
  • Be prepared
  • Keep coming, stay to the finish
  • Print and electronic versions of everything so it can be brought back to the community
  • Transparency on both sides
  • As a member of both the community and the committee go forth and share your knowledge as well as bring ideas back to the committee from the community