The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted the Values, Mission and Vision Statement on June 2, 2011 to provide a framework for making decisions that impact Multnomah County government and the community.

Knowing the mission, vision and values of the organization enables leaders and employees to consider the greater good when making tough decisions. 


The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners plans for the needs of a dynamic community, provides leadership to ensure quality services, prioritizes the needs of our most vulnerable and promotes a healthy, safe and prosperous community for all.


Build a community where everyone is healthy and anyone who needs help has a place to find it.

The community knows about and is engaged in what we do.

We have the resources to meet the community’s needs.

Everyone in our community shares equally in opportunity, regardless of what they look like, where they come from, what they believe in, or who they love.

There is a fully funded safety net to protect the most vulnerable people in our community.


Social Justice – Promote equity in the community, include people who have not been included in the past, help those who need help.

Health – Support a healthy community from birth through adulthood.

Public Safety – Maintain safe neighborhoods through prevention, intervention and enforcement.

Integrity – Be honest and trustworthy, creating transparency and harmony between what we think, say and do. Put the County’s mission above personal goals.

Stewardship – Demonstrate tangible, cost effective results from our work; decisions are clear, evidence-based, and fair.

Creativity and Innovation – Think in new ways, value new opinions and recognize ingenuity and resourcefulness.

Sustainability- Focus on the long-term environmental and economic well being of the community.