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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Committee Role and CharterSRTS Superheroes

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) represents a variety of agencies and stakeholders interested in the programming and implementation of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects. 

Together, SAC members are a guiding body for the SRTS project; individually, they serve as a liaison to their agencies and organizations. SAC members are responsible for attending meetings, reviewing materials, airing issues early, sharing information with their constituency and bringing those viewpoints back to the group. 

The primary charge for the SAC is to help prioritize a list of potential projects, and provide advice and direction to inform creation of the SRTS Strategic Plan. The Committee plays an advisory role and produces recommendations for the project team and the FOS Oversight Committee

See the full Advisory Committee Charter here

Stakeholder Advisory Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes from May 10, 2017

Meeting Notes from July 12, 2017

Meeting Notes from September 27, 2017

Meeting Notes from November 16, 2017

Meeting Notes from March 20, 2018

Project Background and Overview

The SRTS Project Plan has two primary components:

  • create a list of prioritized engineering/ infrastructure projects that will be built using FOS funds
  •  create a longer-term strategic plan to guide PBOT’s SRTS program moving forward

To create a draft prioritized project list, the project team will first identify the prioritized routes where students and families walk, bike, and roll to school. The team will use data about existing infrastructure and crash history, as well as data collected through ten years of SRTS parent surveys. In addition, SRTS is engaging students, families and the general public through open houses, tabling at school events, school arrival/dismissal time pop-up open houses, meetings with community organizations, and presentations to PTA/PTO or other parent groups. This data and engagement will inform development of a two-year constrained list of projects as well as an unconstrained, longer-term list.

In a separate but related task, the SRTS project team will work closely with the SAC to develop a strategic plan that serves as a roadmap for continued program improvement and expansion. This will include: expanding middle school programming, creating new high school programming, and incorporating and achieving PBOT’s equity objectives.

Tentative SAC meeting topics and project milestone timeline are shown in the graphic below. 

Tentative SAC meeting topics and project milestones

SAC Committee Member List

Member Organization
Sophorn Cheang Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Linh Doan Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
LeeAnne Fergason The Street Trust (formerly Bicycle Transportation Alliance)
Brendon Haggerty Multnomah County Health Department
Diana Hall SUN Community Schools
Maria Hernandez Organizing People Activating Leaders (OPAL) Environmental Justice Oregon
Kathy Houck Reynolds School District
Lisa Kensel Portland Council PTA
Rick Larson Centennial School District
Sharie Lewis Parkrose School District
Dan McCue David Douglas School District
Lake McTighe Oregon Metro
Noel Mickleberry Oregon Walks
Ximena Ospina-Todd Latino Network
Jeff Owen TriMet
Kari Schlosshauer Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Cary Watters Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Paul Cathcart Portland Public Schools (PPS)

Safe Routes to School Team Leads

Dana Dickman, Project Manager, PBOT

Janis McDonald, SRTS Coordinator, PBOT

Questions or comments about the SRTS Stakeholder Advisory Committee may be sent to