What is the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI)?
Our Mission: Promote a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement, (ONI), was established in 1974. The office serves as a vital communication link between residents, neighborhoods, and City of Portland bureaus. ONI works in partnership with many organizations including Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business District Associations other City agencies, and a wide range of community organizations and neighborhood activists to involve and inform the public in the civic life of the City. In addition ONI provides a wide range of neighborhood livability direct services.
The Neighborhood Association System
ONI coordinates the City of Portland's public participation activities through seven District Coalitions, 95 Neighborhood Associations, and 40 Business District Associations. In partnership with the Neighborhood Resource Center these community-based organizations engage thousands of dedicated volunteers participating in neighborhood activities and governmental affairs. Working together these organizations address land use and transportation issues, organize neighborhood clean-ups and community celebrations, tackle crime prevention, business district marketing, and a wide range of neighborhood livability issues.
Office of Neighborhood Involvement Centers and Programs
ONI provides a wide range of neighborhood livability direct services, information and referral services. ONI coordinates its programs through six centers funded through a combination of City general funds and inter-governmental agreements with other City, County, State and Federal agencies. These Centers include: