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With the guidance of their bureau advisory committee, data, community, and Council discussions throughout the year, the requested budget is posted publicly to provide transparency on programming costs and staffing support.
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The Office of Community & Civic Life (or just Civic Life) was founded in 1974 as a way for members of the Portland community to get involved with their local government.
Apply online for a Development Services board or commission. Apply to be on an advisory group with any City bureau. Find out which City advisory groups have open positions and volunteer for a board now.
The Arts Education & Access Fund (AEAF) Oversight Committee is charged with reviewing the AEAF expenditures, progress, and outcomes and reporting its findings to the City Council annually.
All community-based advisory groups in the City of Portland.
Constructing Civic Dialogues builds support for groups who provide free communication, mediation, and facilitation training services to Portland community members.
Constructing Civic Dialogues provides no-cost communication, mediation, and facilitation training services.
Diversity & Civic Leadership (DCL) program offers grants to BIPOC-led community organizations to design and implement programs that grow leadership and civic engagement.
A city works best when it listens to the people most impacted by its programs and decisions. 
The Multnomah Youth Commission (MYC) is the official youth policy body for both the City of Portland and Multnomah County. MYC members range in ages 13-12 and strive to provide a voice for youth in the City and County's work.
The Office of Community &Civic Life connects the people of Portland with their City government to promote the common good.
Renew your annual liquor license with both Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the City of Portland.
Stay up to date on Civic Life activities and important community events!
City Code Title 3.96 is the authorizing language for Portland's neighborhood system and directs the Office of Community & Civic Life to develop Standards.
On March 10, City Council formally approved Ordinance No. 190321, authorizing the hiring of two positions within Civic Life to directly support neighborhood associations in Southwest Portland, and enter into a grant agreement with a nonprofit organization to provide liability insurance.
This Civic Life zine explains quick and easy ways to get involved in city government. Download the zine in 11 different languages.