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 Historic Landmarks Commission provides leadership and expertise on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage.
The Independent District Commission is responsible for establishing four geographic districts for city council elections, helping implement a major transition for Portland's election system and form of government. This group of 13 community members completed their work on August 21, 2023.
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 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.
The advisory committee is comprised of neighborhood residents and community members representing organizations affiliated with the Lower SE Rising project area.
The Mechanical Board of Appeal 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 Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) advocates for and protects the public interest in the regulation and development of cable communications systems in Multnomah County and the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Portland, Troutdale, and Wood Village.
Housed within the City of Portland's Office of Community & Civic Life and Multnomah County Chair’s Office of Diversity and Equity, the MYC works to change policy affecting young people, as well as negative community perception about youth.
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 North Portland in Motion Community Advisory Group is made up of community members from North Portland neighborhoods and organizations who will provide feedback to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) throughout the North Portland in Motion planning process.
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.
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.
PCCEP is a group of 13 community members who are independent from the City and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). Our work includes independent assessment of the implementation of the DOJ Settlement Agreement and gathering input and exchanging information about PPB policies and practices. 
This committee is charged with evaluating the effectiveness of the program in achieving the goals laid out in the Climate Investment Plan.
The 11-member advisory body provides guidance to PCEF staff on workforce and contractor development.
Committee advises the city and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) on all matters that encourage and enhance walking as a means of transportation, recreation, wellness, and environmental enhancement.

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