About the Community Involvement Committee

The Community Involvement Committee (CIC) serves as Multnomah County’s advisory body on community engagement and involvement.

The CIC plays a crucial role in bringing community voice into county decision-making. CIC members engage in an ongoing review of the County's community involvement policies and programs, bring community concerns to County leadership, and assist in facilitating communication between the County and the community.

Together, the committee makes recommendations directly to the Office of Community Involvement, county departments and the Board of County Commissioners about opportunities for community engagement and removing barriers to civic participation.

CIC members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The CIC meets every other month on the third Tuesday from 6-8pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding all CIC meetings virtually.

During the 2020-2021 cycle of work, the CIC focused on two priority areas-- community outreach & engagement and BIPOC community engagement. Over the course of the year, the outreach & engagement subcommittee finalized the Resolution Prioritizing Multnomah County’s Commitment to Early, Inclusive, and Equitable Community Outreach and Engagement, which was adopted by the Board on May 27, 2021. The BIPOC Community Engagement Subcommittee focused their efforts on learning more about Multnomah County advisory groups and the ways BIPOC community members are centered during the recruitment, selection, onboarding and retention processes. You can find their recommendation letter below: 

2021 BIPOC Community Engagement Subcommittee Recommendation Letter (706.78 KB)

You can view CIC recommendations and board briefings from prior years on our website

How to Apply

The deadline to apply for the Community Involvement Committee has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications for this year.

CIC vacancies are assessed and applications are accepted on an annual basis. You can sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter to stay connected with the Office of Community Involvement and to receive news on other opportunities to get involved with Multnomah County!

Questions?

Want to know more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on applying for the CIC. If you have any additional questions about the Community Involvement Committee, contact the Office of Community Involvement at community.involvement@multco.us or 503.988.3450.