Advisory Groups

Certified Advisory Bodies have submitted for approval to the Office of Community & Civic Life's Certified Advisory Body Program.

Certified Advisory Bodies distinguishes groups who have submitted formal documentation (such as bylaws) to the Office of Community & Civic Life and are formally recognized by the City of Portland.

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BRFS Accounting advisory committee.
The Adjustment Committee reviews adjustment requests to the development standards of Title 33 [Planning and Zoning Regulations].
Partner organizations working together to advance the community-based housing initiative.
The Arts Education & Access Fund Oversight Committee is an independent committee charged with reviewing expenditures, progress, and outcomes of the Arts Education and Access Fund and reporting their findings annually to city council.
A community-driven, community-led Council to the Portland Police Bureau that is willing and committed to building a lasting relationship with all Bureau members.
The Alternative Technology Advisory Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.087, assists the Bureau of Development Services in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods . - This Committee was dissolved by Ordinance 191582 on February 9, 2024.
The Budget Advisory Committee evaluates the Bureau of Development Services' budget request using the City’s budget directions, the Bureau’s financial resources and customer needs. The committee then presents recommendations to the Director of the Bureau of Development Services.
The Bureau of Development Services' Financial Advisory Committee has continued to meet each year to review and discuss financial projections and financial modeling methodology as part of the budget planning process.
BHU Advisory Committee meetings are not open to the public. Interested parties may contact the BHU Advisory Committee at the following email address:
The 20-member volunteer Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) meets monthly to review projects of interest to cyclists and discuss bike issues. The committee advises the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) as well as city council and other bureaus on all biking-related matters.
The official body appointed by City Council to monitor the implementation of the 2016 Portland Housing Bond.
Informs and advises on how BPS prioritizes its resources to achieve desired community outcomes through an annual budgeting process.
The Building a Better 82nd Community Advisory Group is made up of 18 community members who will provide feedback to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) in meetings every two to three months throughout the Building a Better 82nd planning process.
The Building Code Board of Appeal hears appeals of building code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board.
The Filtration Site Advisory Group members include property owners, farm operators, local school representatives, and environmental interests near the project site that provide an independent community perspective on the filtration facility design, construction, and ongoing operation.
The Bureau Advisory Committee provides guidance on the Office of Community & Civic Life’s goals, program priorities, and spending.
Bureau budget advisory committees (BACs) discuss and advise upon bureau budget decisions. Because of the critical, sustained interaction between decision makers and community members, participation in the committees is one of the most effective ways to provide input throughout the budget process.
The Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) is an advisory body that provides the Bureau of Development Services with diverse stakeholder perspectives on cannabis-related public policies.
Representing a broad set of community and business perspectives, this working group offers strategic advice to the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and PBOT project staff to help them successfully implement projects recommended in the Central City in Motion plan.
Every 10 years, the City Council convenes a Charter Commission to review and recommend amendments to the City of Portland Charter (City's Constitution). The Charter Commission is an independent body that sets its own scope of work. The Charter Commission was active from December 2020 - December 2022

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