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Do you care about community involvement in County decision-making? Do you want to help reduce barriers to civic participation? Do you enjoy working with a diverse group to identify common goals that benefit the community? If so, apply to join the County's Community Involvement Committee (CIC). The Community Involvement Committee serves as Multnomah County’s advisory body on community engagement and involvement, advising the Board of County Commissioners on how to improve community involvement throughout the County. Read our past recommendations to the Board here! We are currently recruiting new members. In order to ensure representation across all County districts, we are especially in need of members from Districts 1 and 3 - find your district here!

Start Your Application

To start the application process, complete our online application form or download the paper application below and mail the completed application to the Office of Community Involvement. Priority Deadline is Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 11:59pm, all applications are due by Friday, March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Online form: 

Paper forms (email, mail, and/or hand deliver to the office):

Please contact our offices for translations in additional languages, pdf versions, and any other assistance. Printing is free at Multnomah County Libraries.

Information sessions were held on: Monday, February 26th, 12:00-1:30pm on Zoom (Calendar) and Thursday, March 7th, 5:30-7:00pm on Zoom (Calendar)

View the 2023 Information Session slides here:  CIC Information Session Slides 2023 (704.82 KB)

Membership Requirements & Expectations

  • Multnomah County employees are not eligible to serve on the Community Involvement Committee.
  • You do not need to reside in Multnomah County, but we prioritize applicants who live or work in the county or have a demonstrated connection to Multnomah County. 
  • Members are expected to attend committee meetings, functions and events. The committee currently meets every other month on the third Tuesday from 6-8pm, and subcommittees typically meet monthly. Dates and times for the next year will be decided by members.
  • Members are county public officials and are required to disclose any conflicts of interest and acknowledge the County's personnel policies.
  • Community Involvement Committee meetings are being held hybrid (in-person with a virtual option) or virtually, and use email, google drive, and zoom. If you have any technology related questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Community Involvement at or 503.988.3450.

Learn more about the Committee and member expectations on the Community Involvement Committee Page and Frequently Asked Questions Page!

2024 Application Process & Timeline

  • Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the Office of Community Involvement staff for completeness and the Community Involvement Committee Membership Subcommittee. 
  • All applicants are invited to attend the Community Involvement Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 19th from 6-8pm. All committee meetings are currently being held virtually and staff will reach out to applicants with the information to join the meeting on March 15th.  
  • The Membership Subcommittee will select applicants to participate in a 30 minute interview with committee members and staff. Interviews will likely take place virtually in mid-April. You can view the scoring criteria in the CIC Policies & Procedures. Finalists will be emailed the interview questions 24 hours before their interview.
  • The Office of Community Involvement and Community Involvement Committee, in collaboration with the Membership Subcommittee, will develop a list of applicants to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners for appointment.
  • The Board of County Commissioners receives all of the applications submitted, considers the committee's recommendation, and appoints new members to the Community Involvement Committee.
  • Depending on the Board’s schedule, we anticipate that new members will be appointed in the Summer, between June and August. Nominees are welcome but not required to attend the Board meeting where CIC appointments will be heard.
  • New members will receive an orientation, and will be invited to attend the committee’s annual retreat in September. New members are strongly encouraged to prioritize attending the retreat.

Spread the word! 

Do you know people in your community who are passionate about improving community engagement and involvement at Multnomah County? Please share the fliers (below), website, and our posts on Facebook and X (formerly known as Twitter) 

If you have any questions about the application process or would like assistance completing your application, please contact the Office of Community Involvement at or 503.988.3450.

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