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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The Floating Structures Board of Appeals assists in determining the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction, and provides for reasonable interpretation of the provision of Title 28.
The Focused Intervention Team Community Oversight Group commenced in June 2021 in response to the gun violence crisis in Portland to work with the Focused Intervention Team (FIT) and assist with recommendations to reduce gun violence through prevention, intervention, and response.
Policy setting board for FPDR

The Historic Landmarks Commission provides leadership and expertise on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage.
Under Chapter 3.88 of the City Code, the City of Portland maintains an Investment Advisory Committee (IAC), which is made up of public members who serve without compensation for a period of 2-year terms (renewable).
The Labor Management Benefits Committee is a collaborative group established within many of the City's unions, and is responsible for making healthcare plan design recommendations to City Council on an annual basis.
The Latino Advisory Council works with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) on matters of policy, public safety, and decision making. We make recommendations on matters within the areas of our Council’s expertise and lived experience as members of the Latino/a/x community.
Representatives from neighborhood businesses, residents, and property owners, meets annually to recommend projects, programs, and services to be funded by meter revenue for the Lloyd Parking District.
The advisory committee is comprised of neighborhood residents and community members representing organizations affiliated with the Lower SE Rising project area.
Comprised of representatives from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the Homestead Neighborhood Association, and a third party to serve as tiebreaker.
The Mechanical Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code.
The Montgomery Park to Hollywood Project Working Group (MP2H PWG) serves as a ‘sounding board’ for the NW portion of the study, providing feedback to project staff and acting as communication links to community organizations.
The Portland Muslim Community Police Council was formed in March 2016 after recognizing the mutual need for the Muslim community and the police to engage with each other and work together.
The New Portlanders Policy Commission works to integrate immigrant and refugee communities’ voices into the City of Portland's policies and decision-making. Commission members are immigrants, refugees, community advocates, and live, work, play, or pray in the City of Portland.
Oversees the implementation of the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. The committee reports annually to City Council on goals and accomplishments achieved by the Housing Strategy.
This volunteer advisory board works to improve neighborhood livability by striking a balance between sound-generating activities related to construction, special events, and other issues, and the desire for livable communities.
The Noise Review Board’s Portland International Raceway (PIR) Subcommittee is tasked with further understanding the PIR’s noise impacts and exploring possible solutions to address noise-related community concerns. **The Subcommittee is currently taking a break. Read more on our About Page **
The mission is to advise the City on transportation and parking issues in northwest and support a full range of transportation options within the context of neighborhood livability and economic vitality with the goal of efficiently managing parking and reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles.
This committee of diverse stakeholders is assembled by the City of Portland’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and provides input and perspective on decisions affecting the Office of Management and Finance.
The members of the PBOT's Bureau & Budget Advisory Committee (BBAC) play an important role in PBOT’s budget process, sharing their experience and the experience of communities they represent to inform the bureau's budget choices. Members also advise on important policy.

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