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Holiday closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 30, to observe Memorial Day.

Portland Parks Board Member Recruitment

The Portland Parks Board advises the Director and City Council on PP&R-related issues and advocates for the wellbeing of and equitable access to PP&R services. Applications to join the Board are due by Sunday, May 1, 2022.
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Portland Parks Board volunteer applications are now open

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) cares for and maintains more than 11,000 acres of lands and offers thousands of programs for all ages at its community centers, swimming pools, and other recreation facilities. It is a premier City of Portland Bureau that depends on a workforce of 627 permanent employees, 2,948 part-time and seasonal employees, and over 6,000 volunteers. The Portland Parks Board provides support, advocacy and guidance for the overall parks system.

The Portland Parks Board advocates for parks on a city and regional basis to ensure that parks, natural areas, open spaces, and recreation facilities are advanced in planning and design. The Parks Board provides a forum for public discussion and decision-making about park issues, bringing a citywide and long-term perspective to neighborhood-based issues.

Committee activities include: 

  • Advise the Council, the Commissioner and the Director on policy matters pertaining to PP&R. The Board does not have decision making authority.
  • Uphold and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into Board and City work
  • Participate in the preparation and contents of the PP&R annual budget
  • Review and advocate on plans and policies, either existing or being developed, city- or region- wide, that affect parks and recreation in the City of Portland
  • Attend PP&R events and celebrations
  • Prepare and submit an annual report to the City Council which summarizes the Board’s activities during the year and identifies the major issues facing PP&R along with the Board’s recommendations for addressing them in the coming year

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, May 1, 2022. To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at michelle.tran@portlandoregon.gov or 971-865-1878.

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