Applications accepted until August 10, 2011
You are warmly invited to join the committee of citizens and city staff working to achieve inclusive, collaborative public involvement, with meaningful engagement by community members in decisions made by the staff and elected officials in the City of Portland.
The City of Portland believes that collaboration between the City and the public will result in the best policies and decisions for all of Portland.�@On Feb 27 2008, City Council approved the creation of the Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC). The committee develops recommendations to Council and bureaus regarding how to improve citywide public involvement. The PIAC is the first standing City board on public involvement. Its role is to:
* Review and refine past recommendations regarding citywide public involvement.
* Develop guidelines and policy recommendations for citywide public involvement, to be presented to City Council for approval.
* Provide support and advice to City Council and City bureaus with implementation of shared public involvement guidelines and best practices.
* Encourage ongoing collaboration between the community, City bureaus and City Council in the development of shared public involvement guidelines.
The Public Involvement Best Practices Program in the Office of Neighborhood Involvement provides staff support for the PIAC. The PIAC is comprised of 34 members, from both City bureaus and the community.
Download an application here, and please forward this post to anyone who may be interested.
Afifa Ahmed-Shafi, 503.823.5202