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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.

Customer Service: 503-823-7770


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The Portland Utility Board Needs You

Do you want to have a part in overseeing the important work we do?

The Portland Utility Board (PUB) is made up of citizen volunteers that help guide City Council in the management of the Portland Water Bureau and our “sister” agency, the Bureau of Environmental Services.

And City Council is looking for volunteers to join the Board.

What’s involved in PUB service? So glad you asked!

Meetings & Members

The PUB meets monthly to craft advice for City Council on each bureaus’ financial plans, capital improvement projects, public policies, rates, and more.

The board has 11 voting members and 3 ex-officio members. Members are appointed by the mayor, in consultation with the Commissioner-in-Charge.

Recruitment Details

The PUB is currently recruiting members with the expectation of having appointments made before the beginning of July.

A subcommittee will meet near the end of May to review submissions, interview candidates, and make recommendations to the full board at their June meeting.

How to Apply

You can access an application online here.

Your applications, resume, and any additional information to should be sent to:

Melissa Merrell
Principal Financial Analyst
City Budget Office
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1300
Portland, OR 97204

You can also email your completed application to


For more information about the Portland Utility Board and what it does, visit the Membership Information and Application page. You may also call (503) 823-1310.



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