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Noise Review Board Recruiting a New Advisory Body Member

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The City of Portland's Noise Review Board is now recruiting a new member to join the board. Applications due Friday, July 9, 2021.

The Noise Review 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 Board reviews applications for noise variances, in which members of the public ask to vary the code for projects and special events. Additionally, the Board is responsible for making sound-related policy decisions. As Portland’s population becomes denser, the need to address quality-of-life issues like noise is increasingly important.

The Board is comprised of five members, including three community member-at-large positions, a professional in construction, and a professional in the field of acoustics. Volunteers serve on the Noise Review Board for three-year terms. Board members may serve a maximum of two terms.

The Noise Review Board meets once a month, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm

For an application or more information, please contact Katherine Couch at