Portland Parks and Recreation and I seek new members for the Golf Advisory Committee.
The 10 member Golf Advisory Committee advises the Parks & Recreation Director and the Commissioner in Charge of Parks on Golf program related matters. These include the Golf program’s Strategic Plan, operating budget and capital improvement projects, concession sales, management and lease contracts and proposals, marketing of the system, attracting more participants, and any other matter that furthers the public interest toward the development and operation of one of the best municipal golf systems in the country.
Members of this Committee are appointed to a three year term. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at noon. Serving on the Committee provides members with complimentary passes to allow each volunteer to play at each of the five public golf courses once each season (20 passes annually), in order to be aware of conditions, needs and opportunities at each course.
Our 90 year old system is one of the best in the nation. Our public courses provide affordable recreation, and multiple environmental and neighborhood benefits on more than 600 acres of valuable urban open space. People representing underserved communities, such as youth, socioeconomically-disadvantaged players, and diverse areas of the city are especially encouraged to apply.
I would like to hear from anyone who is interested in preserving and expanding this legacy for generations to come by serving on the Golf Advisory Committee. Please contact Tim Crail in my office at 503-823-3988 to request an interest form. Applications are due no later than noon on Wednesday, January 8. I hope you will share this invitation with those who may be interested.