Join a community listening session to shape future city council operations

Future Council Operations Listening Sessions. View more details at
The Government Transition Advisory Committee and City staff are inviting Portlanders to participate in guiding the creation of recommendations for the 2025 City Council.

As Portland moves forward with implementing the November 2022 voter-approved charter amendments, the Government Transition Advisory Committee (GTAC) and City staff are preparing recommendations to the 2025 City Council to help lay the groundwork for a collaborative and responsive council. They are seeking community input to inform an initial draft of recommendations to be shared for public comment in June. Topics they are seeking feedback on include:

  • Accessing city council members
  • Staying informed about important topics
  • Expectations and hopes for future city council members’ engagement in their district
  • Considerations for future council meetings and council committees including how and when public input is received

How to share your input

You can participate in several ways:

  • Community Listening Sessions:
    • In-Person: March 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., East Portland Community Center. Registration is encouraged for reminders, onsite childcare, or accommodations. Register here.
    • Virtual: Register for Zoom sessions on March 14 and March 21, both from 5-7 p.m.
    • Note: All sessions provide ASL and Spanish interpretation, with additional languages available upon request.
  • Online Survey:
  • Employee Townhalls will be held for City of Portland staff on March 19 and 21

Can’t make it? You can view the presentation recording and submit feedback through our online survey starting March 8 through April 4.

For questions, contact

Help promote the sessions: share a flyer or a message from our social media toolkit. 

Next Steps

GTAC and City staff will use community and stakeholder input and research to develop draft recommendations, which will be released for public review and comment in June. Following this, they are expected to finalize recommendations by Fall 2024.

To help ensure that community members can observe these meetings, the City of Portland will provide ASL interpretation, closed captioning and Spanish interpretation.  If there are other ways we can help you more fully participate in this process, please contact June Reyes,   

Para ayudar a garantizar que los miembros de la comunidad puedan observar estas reuniones, la ciudad de Portland proporcionará interpretación en ASL, subtítulos en ingles e interpretación en español.  Si hay otras maneras en que podemos ayudarle a participar más plenamente en este proceso, por favor, póngase en contacto con June Reyes,   

Чтобы члены сообщества могли наблюдать за этими встречами, городские власти Портленда обеспечат устный перевод на английский язык, скрытые субтитры и испанский перевод.  Если есть другие способы, с помощью которых мы можем помочь вам более полно участвовать в этом процессе, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с Адамом Бриггсом на  June Reyes,   

Để giúp đảm bảo rằng các thành viên cộng đồng có thể quan sát các cuộc họp này, Thành Phố Portland sẽ cung cấp phiên dịch ASL, phụ đề chi tiết và phiên dịch tiếng Tây Ban Nha. Nếu có những cách khác mà chúng tôi có thể giúp bạn tham gia đầy đủ hơn vào quá trình này, vui lòng liên hệ với June Reyes,   

為幫助確保社區成員能夠觀看這些會議, 波特蘭市將提供美國手語(ASL)翻譯、閉路字幕和西班牙語口譯。如果還有其他方法可以幫助您更充分地參與此過程, 請聯絡 June Reyes,   

为帮助确保社区成员能够观看这些会议,波特兰市将提供美国手语(ASL)翻译、闭路字幕和西班牙语口译。如果还有其他方法可以帮助您更充分地参与此过程,请联系 June Reyes,