Livestream the Board of County Commissioners meetings 

  • Regular board meetings are held on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. 
  • Board briefings are held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. 

On Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners will return to meeting in person for board meetings. This step is consistent with the County's commitment to providing community access to our board meetings to the greatest extent possible. The County’s goal is to conduct inclusive and safe board meetings, including seamless virtual and in-person testimony.

In accordance with the Chair’s Declaration of Emergency, the rules associated with Board of County Commissioner meetings have been temporarily altered as necessary measures to align with local and state social distancing guidance.

Attend, Watch or Listen to Board Meetings

The Board of County Commissioners considers items to be voted on at their regular meetings on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Briefings are held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. 

Attend: Board meetings take place in the Multnomah Building at 501 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon, in Boardroom 100. The Multnomah Building is wheelchair accessible, as is the boardroom. Assisted Listening Devices may be requested from the Board Clerk 48 hours prior to the board meeting.

Please note the following health and safety policies and protocols:

  • Everyone will be masked inside the boardroom at all times, including while speaking into the mic. 
  • The boardroom is restricted to 50 percent capacity (95 people).
  • Attendees will be spaced at least 3 feet apart. Chairs will be blocked to remind people to social distance.
  • There will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the boardroom.
  • If anyone refuses to wear a mask, they will be asked to leave the building. 
  • Boardroom decorum will be managed by the Chair. 

Watch or listen: Board meetings can be viewed by the public on the Multnomah County Board YouTube channel. Members of the public can livestream board meetings on an electronic device.

Visit the Board Clerk’s website to find instructions on calling in by phone to listen to board meetings, watch past board meetings, or access meeting minutes and agendas. Recordings of each board meeting will be available on both the Board Clerk’s website and the YouTube page within 48 hours following the end of the meeting.

Public Comment

Members of the public may testify in person or virtually. Public comment on non-agenda items will be heard at the beginning of Thursday board meetings. Comments on agenda items are heard before the Board votes on that item. 

The board clerk will call your name when it is your turn to testify. Public comment is limited to 3 minutes or less per person unless otherwise stated at the meeting. The Board Clerk will also announce the end of your allotted time. You will be allowed to finish your sentence.

To testify in person: Please use the forms available in the boardroom to sign up to testify on agenda or non-agenda items. Anyone testifying in person is required to wear a mask while speaking at the dias.

To testify virtually: Please use the virtual public testimony form to sign up to testify or to submit written testimony on agenda and non-agenda items. The deadline to sign up for the next scheduled Thursday Board meeting is Wednesday at 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about board meetings, contact the Board Clerk’s Office.