How people engaged with the District Commission

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Learn about how to engage with the Independent District Commission

Below are all the ways community members engaged with the Independent District Commission. 

Public meetings

All our meetings are open to the public and hosted on Zoom. Community members have the opportunity to follow along with the Commission's work and join the meetings virtually and engage using the Zoom Q&A feature. Please check out the events section of the website to see past and upcoming meetings and agendas.

Public testimony

The District Commission will take verbal testimony at the District Commission meetings. Community members will have the opportunity to sign-up online ahead of time. If you don't sign up ahead of time and there is time left on the agenda item, testimony will be open to the public.

Written public comments

The District Commission is accepting public comments via a variety of channels. Including through an online public comment form, via email to, or via phone by calling 3-1-1. 

Email updates

The District Commission sends monthly email updates to provide community members with transparency in the districting process. You can sign-up for email updates here

Submit your own district map or view maps

The District Commission has different ways for community members to submit maps, check it out here: Submit a District Map |

Community events

The District Commission and our community partners will host various community events and hearings—make sure to check out the events section to see upcoming community events.

Briefing requests

The District Commissioners and staff are happy to connect with community-based organizations and community groups. Community members could request a briefing by emailing DistrictCommission@portlandoreg…

Key documents

The District Commission will thoroughly document the districting process and will issue a series of reports and summaries. Make sure to check out the Meet Your Commissioners page and key documents to learn more and stay up to date.

DistrictR Trainings

Take a training to lean to use DistrictR, the mapping platform IDC commissioners are using to draw district maps, then draw and submit one of your own! You can find all DistrictR trainings on our events page