Office of Citizen Involvement
News and Announcements
5/17/13 - 2:20 pm
Who participated? The March 6th forum was hosted by the CIC and Chair Jeff Cogen’s Office. It focused on proposed state and county changes that will affect early childhood and healthcare programs. Over 75 people attended the forum, approximately 60 people later viewed it online, and even more saw it during 11 broadcasts on public access television. During the first part, five presenters described proposed program changes. Attendees then gave input about what they valued about the programs as well as concerns they had about the changes.
Nominate someone with a lifelong commitment to justice, equality and public empowerment for the 6th annual Sy Award
5/3/13 - 12:51 pm
The Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee (CIC) is seeking nominees for the 2013 Sy Award. It's given in honor of Sy Kornbrodt whose passion and voice on behalf of underserved and underrepresented citizens in Multnomah County inspired the CIC to create the award.
5/2/13 - 2:23 pm
After receiving extensive information about the programs of county departments and much thoughtful consideration, the county's nine Citizen Budget Advisory Committees (CBACs) have released their recommendations for the county’s 2013-14 budget. Approximately 70 members of the public serve on the CBACs which independently review and make dozens of recommendations concerning county departmental budgets. They present their recommendations both in writing and direct testimony to the Board of County Commissioners. One CBAC is assigned to each major county department or office.
5/2/13 - 11:11 am
Phillip Margolinis the 19th winner of the Gladys McCoy Award for lifetime volunteer achievement. Mr. Margolin co-founded Chess for Success (CFS) in Portland in 1992, which has created chess programs serving 2,900 students annually in 71 low-income elementary schools in Oregon and Washington. By playing chess, these at risk students learn high level critical thinking, problem-solving skills and self-confidence essential for success in school and in life.
5/1/13 - 2:16 pm
Balloons, cupcakes and storytelling marked the festivities as Multnomah County honored its most outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony hosted by the Citizen Involvement Committee on Tuesday, April 30th. More than 120 people listened as volunteers had descriptions of their work read aloud prior to receiving their awards. Last fiscal year, volunteers contributed more than 190,000 volunteer hours with an estimated value of $3,768,636 to county programs and projects!