Auditor McGuirk chats with a Multnomah County resident at Rosewood Initiative's Saturday Celebrations on Setpember 25, 2021.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I love the transition from summer to autumn here in the Pacific Northwest. Just before the heavy rain hit, I enjoyed a sunny Saturday tabling at the Rosewood Initiative’s Saturday Celebrations. I got to talk with Multnomah County residents about the redistricting process and share information on what our office does.  I also ate amazing local food, checked out the offerings of talented artisans, and listened to a live DJ and live music. Like so many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened my appreciation for how important it is for us to be able to gather as a community and connect with one another. Thank you to the Rosewood Initiative for putting on a great event, and for hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic!Read on to learn more about how you can give me feedback on county-level redistricting and how you can apply to serve on the Multnomah County Salary Commission. And stay tuned - I’m about to release a status evaluation report on recommendations made in our first audit of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, my team is busy completing an audit on jail conditions, and we continue on with our second set of audits of the county’s response to the pandemic, which focus on contact tracing and cost recovery. 

Best,

Jennifer


Did you know that redistricting occurs at the county as well as the state and federal levels? As Multnomah County Auditor, I’m in charge of redistricting Multnomah County commissioner districts.I’d love to hear about what matters to you in your local redistricting process! I’ve got three questions for you. You can respond to the questions online, email me your audio or video answers, or print them out and mail them to me. You can also pick up and submit hard copies at any Multnomah County library location. Questionnaires are available in English, Russian, Somali, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. I'll be taking responses through October 15, 2021. 

Respond to the questionnaire


Apply to Serve on the Salary Commission

I’m looking for two community members to serve on the Salary Commission. The Salary Commission sets the salaries for the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, County Commissioners, the Sheriff, and the County-paid supplemental salary of the District Attorney. The commission will begin meeting in January 2022.The Charter specifies that:

  • The Commission is to include five members.

  • Members are to be qualified human resource professionals with compensation experience.

  • Elected or appointed County officials and employees cannot serve on the Commission.

Applications are due November 15. 

Learn more and apply


Helpful COVID-19 Links

 

 

 

 

  • Unfortunately, some communities have experienced acts of racism and xenophobia because of the myths surrounding COVID-19; this county site has information about how to report discrimination and find support. 

 

 

  • This page contains resources to support our communities as we experience the COVID-19 pandemic and get through this together.