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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC)

  • Civic Life Bureau Advisory Committee


To promote a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with the government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities. 


The Director of the Office of Community & Civic Life has convened the Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) to provide advice and support to the Bureau. The BAC’s role is to:

 1. Provide guidance to the Director on the effective use of resources as it relates to the bureau's overall strategic aim and racial equity plan;

     a. Review bureau goals, program priorities, and spending;

     b. Informed participation in Community & Civic Life's annual budget process;

2. Be an ambassador for the work of the bureau and for the City.



The new process for selecting BAC members is a result of the Advisory Bodies and Commissions Policy Resolution 37328 passed in November 2017. Read Resolution 37328 here.

BAC’s membership is intended to represent a cross-section of diverse expertise, skill sets, background, and viewpoints. Committee members will serve a two-year term with the opportunity to renew future terms (up to eight years total). There will be 12-15 active members.Per City of Portland requirements, the new BAC membership also includes two Civic Life staff from represented and non-represented positions. 

The BAC will begin meeting in October and continue with monthly meetings through the late spring.  There may be a reason for twice a month meetings in January due to workload needs related to budget submission, but members will be notified promptly of any additional meetings. Our goal is to have a minimum of six meetings per fiscal year.

Office of Community & Civic Life – BAC Calendar 2019-2020

Monday October 21, 5:30pm (cancelled)

Monday, November 18, 5:30pm

Monday, December 16, 5:30pm

Monday, January 6, 5:30pm

Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 NEW LOCATION: Kelly Penumbra Building at 4747 E Burnside

February – No meeting

Wednesday, March 18, 5:30pm NEW LOCATION: Kelly Penumbra Building at 4747 E Burnside

April – No meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 5:30pm NEW LOCATION: Kelly Penumbra Building at 4747 E Burnside

June – August 2020 –BREAK No meetings