Current Openings for Citizen Boards and Committees

Help steer the county's work: Join one of our citizen boards or committees

Below you will find a list of current openings for citizen boards and committees at Multnomah County. To find out about the application process, level of commitment required, or general information about any of the groups listed, please call the corresponding contact listed below each description.

 

District Attorney Citizen Budget Advisory Committee

This committee advises the board of county commissioners on the budgets of programs administered by the District Attorney, including prosecution, Check Enforcement, and the Mental Health, Drug and Community Courts. 

It will meet once a month during the middle of the week at lunchtime from November or December through April. 

For more info, contact Robb Wolfson: 503-988-3450 or robb.wolfson@multco.us


Community Services Citizen Budget Advisory Committee

This committee advises the board of county commissioners on the budgets and programs that support the community including transportation (roads, bridges, and bike/pedestrian), the county surveyor’s office, land use planning, environmental compliance, emergency management, animal services and elections.

It will begin meeting in October or November approximately twice a month through April. 

For more info, contact Robb Wolfson: 503-988-3450 or robb.wolfson@multco.us


Management Services & Assets Citizen Budget Advisory Committee

This committee advises the board of county commissioners on the the budgets and programs of specific programs internal to Multnomah County, including Employee Services, Facilities and Property Management, Fleet Services, Information Technology, Record Archives, Electronics, Distribution Services, Central Stores, Budget Office, Finance & Risk Management Office, Human Resources, and Assessment, Recording and Taxation.

It will begin meeting in October or November approximately twice a month through April. 

For more info, contact Robb Wolfson: 503-988-3450 or robb.wolfson@multco.us


Citizen Involvement Committee (CIC)

The CIC works to create meaningful opportunities for residents to provide input into the County's decision-making process. This includes informing residents of their opportunities and rights in the decision-making process of all branches of county government. The CIC is the cornerstone of citizen involvement in Multnomah County as it was formed in 1984 when citizens felt their views and input were not being taken account by county decision-makers.

Meets once a month throughout the year and members are also encouraged to participate in CIC events.

For more info, contact Kathleen Todd: 503-988-3450 or kathleen.m.todd@multco.us


 

Disability Services Advisory Council 

Disability Services Advisory Council (DSAC) is looking for members who are committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities. If you are a person with disabilities or an advocate for the disability community, we need your advice and a commitment of just a few hours a month. Bring your life experience and willingness to speak up on behalf of people with disabilities. DSAC meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month, 12:30 -2:30 pm at Aging and Disability Services Central Office, 421 SW Oak Street, in downtown Portland.

For more info, contact Julie Bergstrom: 503-988-3646


Elders in Action Commission

Assure a vibrant community through the active involvement of older adults. 

For more info, contact Tara Krugel: 503-235-5474 


Multnomah County Land Use and Transporation Program

Two to four volunteers are needed on each of the following Land Use and Trasnportation Program committees:

Mid-County Street Lighting Service District Budget Committee. The committee annually reviews the proposed budget for street lighting in Maywood Park, Fairview, Troutdale, and unincorporated areas. Volunteers must reside in Maywood Park, Fairview or Troutdale to be eligible. The time commitment is very minimal with attendance at only one meeting with the board of county commissioners required when the district budget is voted on for approval. Volunteers serve for 3 years.

Dunthorpe-Riverdale Service District Budget Committee. The committee annually reviews the proposed budget for public sewer service in southwest Multnomah County. Volunteers must reside in the Dunthorpe or Riverdale area to be eligible. The time commitment is very minimal with attendance at only one meeting with the board of county commissioners required when the district budget is voted on for approval. Volunteers serve for 3 years.

For more info., contact Tom Hansell(503) 988-5050 ext.29833 or tom.j.hansell@multco.us