Bond Oversight Committee

A photo of the Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park playground
When voters supported the Parks Replacement Bond, they also approved forming a committee of community members to oversee how their dollars are spent.
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The Committee will review and provide feedback on program progress; including financial metrics and other assurances contained in voter information. The Committee reports annually to City Council and our community regarding performance and progress toward goals.

The Oversight Committee is composed of five community members appointed to three-year terms by the Portland City Council; members may be re-appointed. Future appointments will be staggered to allow for overlap. Members are to be people with experience in community engagement, equity, finance, public works, auditing, business, construction, public contracting and/or budgeting.

Members of the public are always welcome to attend Oversight Committee meetings. The August 12, 2022 meeting will be in person at Gabriel Park's playground, 10:30am - noon. If you would like to join, please contact Maija Spencer at at least 24 hours in advance. 

Karl Cheng
Karen Loper Tracy
David Staczek
Brianna Westenskow

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting Notes

Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report


Maija Spencer (she, they)

Senior Community Engagement Coordinator

Robin Laughlin

Capital Projects Manager (2014 Parks Bond Program)