Boards and Committees

Boards and committees serve an important function in local government. Many have roles and functions which allow citizens to become active participants in their community. Terms and limitations to serve vary by board and committee. All applicants seeking to serve on boards and committees must reside in Portland. When vacancies exist, they are posted at the link below. Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to the City Clerk's Office by the deadline. Applicants are interviewed by the Council's Nomination Committee to review qualifications and skills. Successful applicants are approved by the City Council and must take an oath of office in the Clerk's Office prior to beginning service. 


Council Committees  


Ad Hoc ReCode Committee
Council Appointee Sub Committee
Economic Development Committee
Finance Committee
Health & Human Services and Public Safety Committee
Housing Committee
Legislative/Nominating Committee
Rules and Reports Committee
Sustainability & Transportation Committee


Board of Assessment Review
Historic Preservation Board
Planning Board
Zoning Board of Appeals

Standing Committees

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee
Continuum of Care
Emergency Shelter Assessment Committee
Employment Subcommittee - Civil Service Commission
Land Bank Commission
MLK Memorial Selection Committee
Noise Advisory Committee
Parks Commission
Pesticide Management Advisory Committee
Police Citizen Review Subcommittee - Civil Service Commission
Portland Development Corporation
Portland Disability Advisory Committee
Public Art Committee
Rental Housing Advisory Committee
School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee
Sound Oversight Committee

Task Forces

CDBG Priority Task Force
CDBG Working Group
Martin Luther King Recognition Task Force
Non-Federal Dredge Workgroup
Waterfront Working Group

Completed Task Forces

Other Organizations

Board of Harbor Commissioners
Creative Portland Corporation
Parks Conservancy
Peaks Island Council
Port of Portland
Portland Fish Exchange
Portland Fish Pier Authority
Portland Housing Authority
School Board