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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Information on PF&R's current and prior years' annual budgeting process.
The Planning Commission focuses on land use planning, while continuing to advance the policies in Portland’s Comprehensive Plan. By holding public hearings and discussing issues and proposals, the commission develops recommendations to share with City Council.
The Plumbing Code Board of Appeal considers requests of permit applicants who challenge decisions of the Administrative Board of Appeals relating to the application of plumbing codes.
The Police Accountability Commission was a group of twenty community members that developed and proposed a new accountability system for Portland police, including a new oversight board and a new investigatory and disciplinary system, to the City Council in September 2023.
The Police Bureauwide Advisory Committee advises Portland Police Bureau (PPB) leadership on Citywide issues, provides input to staff about budget development, reviews plans on long-term Bureauwide projects, and provides feedback on community priorities.
This council is charged with holding the Portland Police Bureau accountable for achieving the objectives of their Racial Equity Plan.
The Portland Commission provides oversight, guidance, and input to the Small Donor Elections program. It is made up of volunteers from many different communities, all of whom provide their expertise on how small donor matching should operate in Portland elections
The Portland Freight Advisory Committee, formed February 2003, serves as an advisory group to the Portland Bureau of Transportation and City Council on issues related to freight mobility. Includes community member volunteers and public agency representatives at the local, state, and federal level.
PHAC is the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland.
The Portland Utility Board is a community oversight body advising City Council and bureau leadership of the Bureau of Environmental Services and the Portland Water Bureau. PUB believes every person is entitled to clean and affordable drinking water, healthy communities, and healthy watersheds.
The Budget Advisory Committee evaluates Portland Permitting & Development's budget request using the City’s budget directions, the Bureau’s financial resources, and customer needs. The committee then presents recommendations to the Portland Permitting & Development Director.
Portland Permitting & Development's 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.
The POEM Community Task Force was established to explore if and how transportation pricing strategies could be used in Portland to advance equitable mobility. Task Force met monthly with all meetings open to the public. To learn more about the POEM project visit our main page.
The Private For-Hire Transportation Advisory Committee provides input into the development and outcomes of policies, budget, regulations, and procedures that affect the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Private For-Hire Transportation program.
The Process Improvement & Technology Subcommittee is a citizen advisory committee, comprised of approximately 12 members who represent a variety of interests.
The seven-member RFS TAC consists of renewable fuel producers and suppliers as well as an economist. Members share their knowledge about technical and economic issues with the Bureau Director.
The RSC serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. Public testimony begins at 4:15 PM, unless otherwise indicated. Please see About RSC for how to provide public testimony.
The River Community Advisory Committee is comprised of six members who represent a variety of floating structures interests.
Five community members were appointed to establish salaries for Portland's elected officials, including the mayor, auditor and city council. This group completed their work on August 21, 2023.
“To foster mutually beneficial relationships between the Slavic Community and the Portland Police Bureau by promoting human values, access to justice, and intercultural education and empowerment.”

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