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5/22/13 - 2:23 pm
The county is seeking business owners, executives, directors and managers who are interested in improving our local economy and the environment for businesses in Multnomah County by serving on the Multnomah County Business Advisory Council (BAC).
5/1/13 - 9:19 am
Chair Cogen and the Board of County Commissioners honored colleagues at the fourth annual Multnomah County Employee Awards Ceremony for their commitment to public service on Wednesday, May 8.
4/24/13 - 11:15 am
Five high school seniors from the ACE Academy in Northeast Portland presented two models of the Sellwood Bridge landslide mitigation at the April 23 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.
4/18/13 - 5:33 pm
Multnomah County's Board of Commissioners on Thursday, April 25 unanimously approved an ordinance designed to keep guns away from children and put some limits on where loaded guns can be carried or discharged.
Multnomah County officials tracking bacterial meningitis closely, say there is currently no higher risk in Portland area
4/18/13 - 11:29 am
Multnomah County health officials said Wednesday that despite reports of bacterial meningitis elsewhere, there have been no reports of the disease among gay men in Multnomah County.
About Multnomah County
Population: Approximately 748,000 residents (the most populous of Oregon's 36 counties)
Geography: 465 square miles (the smallest of Oregon's counties)
Cities: Fairview, Gresham, Maywood Park, Portland, Troutdale, Wood Village
County Employees: About 4,400 people.
Functions: Services for seniors and disabled people, animal services, assessment and taxation, bridges, community justice, courts, elections, health, jails, libraries, marriage licenses and passports, school and community partnerships.
Elected officials: Four commissioners elected to the board by district. Elected countywide are a board chair, sheriff, district attorney and auditor.
Weekly board meetings: At 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, first-floor board room, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
County History: Created on Dec. 22, 1854 and named after native people in the region.