Are you concerned about people not being able to meet their basic needs and living in poverty?

Are you looking to advocate for solutions promoting economic equity?

The Multnomah County Commission for Economic Dignity (MCCED) may be the opportunity for you.

mcced logoMCCED envisions an equitable and diverse community where no person has to experience the burden of living in poverty. The commission works to alleviate the conditions of poverty in Multnomah County by impacting policies, educating communities, and emphasizing communal response.

MCCED serves as the community action board for federal anti-poverty programs in Multnomah County. The commission is:

  • the focal point for community involvement working to counteract the causes and consequences of poverty in the county
  • advocates for the needs of county residents experiencing poverty
  • advises the network of social services agencies in the county
  • reflects community diversity in terms of age, disability, economic status, ethnic backgrounds, racial minorities, and gender.

Those interested in joining MCCED, apply online. For more information, call 503.988.8109, or e-mail and learn how to get involved and make a difference by lending your voice to people experiencing poverty in Multnomah County.

Tripartite Board Grid as of June 12, 2024 (235.85 KB)

Proposed Official Meeting Schedule September 2023 - December 2025 (324.89 KB)

2023- 2024 HILLTOP Award 

Purpose: To recognize and reward "local heroes" - individuals, consumers, public officials, organizations - who make a positive difference in the lives of people living on a low income and impacted communities in Multnomah County.   The Hilltop Award will be presented by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners (Date to be announced).   

This is the opportunity to nominate someone by downloading and completing a PDF Form; Nominations must be submitted by Friday, May 17, 2024.   

Please contact MCCED Staff by Email:  or by Phone: 971-280-3465 if you have questions. 

2023 - 2024 HILLTOP Award Nomination Form (1.32 MB)

Location: Multnomah County Board Room, Multnomah Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Date: TBD 

Note: Please do not submit any request or inquiry for services to the MCCED. If you need to find community services please dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or email