Multnomah County Home News
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.
4/16/13 - 10:18 am
The first time Alazar Manning raised money to end AIDS in Portland, the 8-year-old boy asked his dad Rob and his neighbor, Selma, to donate to AIDS Walk Portland which benefits the Cascade AIDS Project. Then he went to his dad’s address book and started calling people. He raised $800.
4/10/13 - 3:38 pm
Bed bugs are real. You can pick them up anywhere. Protect yourself at BedBugsAreReal.org or 503-988-BUGS.
That important message is rolling out across Multnomah County roadways this week on 30 TriMet buses. The king-sized billboards are the heart of a new public awareness campaign to educate people about the bed bug parasites.
4/10/13 - 1:50 pm
For the first time, Multnomah County residents and clients submitted nominations for the county’s annual employee awards in which 250 employees were recognized in categories including public service, diversity and cultural competency and innovation.
4/5/13 - 4:12 pm
Nearly 300 chronically homeless veterans have moved into housing since November because of joint effort of Multnomah County, the City of Portland and other community organizations.
Operation 305, named for the 305 rental assistance vouchers available when the effort launched, works to bolster housing efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by providing flexible funds to help displaced veterans. Home Forward and the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette are the other local partners in the effort.
4/5/13 - 2:18 pm
The Multnomah Youth Commission is now recruiting Youth Commissioners for its 2013-2014 term. Young people between the ages of 13-21 who are interested in policy, activism and community organizing are encouraged to apply for membership.
Applications are due by Monday, April 29.