Thanks to the League of Women Voters of Portland for forwarding the following information:
The deadline has been extended to MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 5 p.m. to apply for the Oregon Historical Society independent citizen oversight committee. Interested applicants have another week to submit application materials to the Office of Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen. Materials submitted must include a resume and explanation of qualifications.
All candidates should embody the following attributes:
- Commitment to process related to accountability of levy funds
- Experience and/or sufficient understanding of budgeting processes
Measure 26-118 creates a five-year local option levy of $.05 per $1,000 assessed property value to benefit the Oregon Historical Society, which preserves and displays Oregon's collection of historical documents, photos, and other artifacts. Multnomah County voters passed this measure in the recent general election. This measure also requires Chair Cogen to assemble an independent body that will review all expenditures related to the levy and make sure the funds are used for their intended purpose. The committee will represent the diversity within Multnomah County's various communities and will meet twice each year to review the Oregon Historical Society's allocation of funds.
Please submit materials by 5 p.m. on December 13 to:
Office of Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen
Attention: Emerald Bogue
Address: 501 SE Hawthorne, Ste. 600, Portland, OR 97214