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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.