01/6/19

Multnomah County Accepting Applications for Community Involvement Committee

Do you

  • care about community involvement in County decision-making?
  • want to help reduce barriers to civic participation?
  • enjoy working with a diverse group to identify common goals that benefit the community?

If so, apply to join Multnomah County’s Community Involvement Committee (CIC)!

The CIC serves as Multnomah County’s advisory body on community engagement and involvement, and plays a crucial role in bringing community voice into county decision-making. CIC members engage in an ongoing review of the County’s community involvement policies and programs, bring community concerns to County leadership, and assist in facilitating communication between the County and the community.

In 2018, the CIC was on hiatus while the Office of Community Involvement conducted a review of the County’s community involvement process and the role of the CIC. With the review compete, we are currently recruiting for fifteen CIC members.

Applications are due Monday, January 28th by 5pm.

  1. Learn more about the CIC
  2. Read about the community involvement review
  3. Start your application

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Involvement at community.involvement@multco.us or 503.988.3450.

12/3/18

Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee NEEDS YOU!

We recently received an email from PBOT that we wanted to pass on to our FoPo neighbors:

Are you interested in learning about Portland’s transportation system? Do you want to shape and contribute to discussions about the future of the transportation system in Portland? If you said yes to one or more of these questions, then you should consider this unique volunteer opportunity!

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is now accepting applications for new members to sit on the Fixing Our Streets (FOS) Oversight Committee.

The Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee plays an important role in ensuring the accountability of the transportation safety and maintenance program voters created when in May 2016 they passed Measure 26 – 173, the four-year, ten-cent Portland gas tax. The program helps PBOT expand preventive street maintenance that saves money and prevents potholes. It also supports more safe access, sidewalks, traffic signals, street lights and bike lanes.

If you are interested in volunteering, please review the job description and complete the Membership Application form. The Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee membership is intended to represent a cross-section of diverse expertise, skill sets, background and viewpoints. New members will be appointed based on the committee’s membership needs and in accordance with the City Advisory Bodies and Commissions policy (Resolution 37328). Representatives from communities of color and candidates with experience and expertise in areas including transit, construction, Project management and DMWESB Contracting are encouraged to apply.

The City of Portland is committed to diversity and equity and encourages people who are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion and geographic identification to apply.

We’ve extended the deadline for applications until December 14, 2018. Download the application online here. For more information about the application process, please email fixingourstreets@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-5185.

If you would like to learn more about other available volunteer opportunities and current open recruitments at the City of Portland, please visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/index.cfm?&c=76482 or call the Office of Civic and Community Life at 503-823-4519.

11/19/18

Support Local Businesses with Foster Forward and Foster WinterFest

The Foster Area Business Association has organized two events, which are connected. The first is Foster Forward, where “this holiday season, when you visit any participating Foster Area business and spend more than $5, you’ll earn a Foster Forward Ticket to unlock special prizes, discounts and specials at other participating businesses.” The second is Foster WinterFest, where they say, “On Sunday, December 2nd, come down to Foster road for 6 family friendly winter magic events. Build a gingerbread house, sing carols, get free hot chocolate and more! And when you come to any of free WinterFest activity, you’ll get a Ticket for exclusive Foster Forward deals for food, drink and gifts up and down the street.”

And if you need more reasons on why to support local businesses, check out these Top 10 Reasons from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance!