Office of Citizen Involvement
News and Announcements
Do you have ideas for improving public transportation service and infrastructure in the near- and long-term?
11/22/13 - 1:58 pm
Do you have ideas for improving public transportation service and infrastructure in the near- and long-term? Contribute them by joining the conversation happening now through 2014. Two coordinated efforts are taking place in Multnomah County for planning the improvements:
10/16/13 - 1:56 pm
The CIC held its annual workshop at the Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference on October 15th. More than 90 people attended and many indicated they were able to make connections during a networking session that could lead to new partnerships. The workshop included two presentations and the networking session focused on the benefits of mutually beneficial outreach partnerships, and strategies and tools for forming them.
10/2/13 - 3:46 pm
The CIC wrapped up its live Education & Recruitment Campaign on September 29th. During the campaign, we tabled at events to talk with people about what the county does, answer their questions, and inform them about opportunities to volunteer and get engaged in decision-making. We were scheduled to attend 10 events throughout Multnomah County beginning August 6th. Sadly, due to severe weather, one event was cancelled and two others were underattended.
8/28/13 - 1:17 pm
In its fourth year, CIC members and staff are attending non-traditional events throughout the county to talk with people about what the county does, answer questions and provide information about services and volunteer opportunities. Non-traditional events provide an avenue to reach residents who are not already involved with county affairs. Event attendees frequently don’t know the county exists or what programs and services the county provides, much less how to engage with county government.
8/22/13 - 11:43 am
Nearly 90 people from state and local governments, non-profits, and private businesses throughout the Portland metro area attended the workshop on Wednesday, August 21st. Kellie Randall, Public Affairs Specialist in the Portland office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), presented and answered questions for 50 minutes about how SBA has conducted outreach to diverse populations that own small businesses including veterans, minorities, and older people. Kellie presented a variety of tools and strategies that promote successful outreach including: