Each year, the Community Involvement Committee selects priority areas during their annual retreat. These focus areas create the foundation for subcommittee work and members work throughout the year to develop recommendations for the Board of County Commissioners. 

During the 2021-2022 cycle of work, the CIC focused on two priority areas– immigrant and refugee community engagement and community engagement around extreme weather events. 

Over the course of the year, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Engagement Subcommittee met with the Multnomah County Chair and Commissioners to learn more about current efforts to engage with and incorporate input from immigrants and refugees. Their letter supports current efforts to map out the different ways Multnomah County currently engages with and reaches out to immigrant and refugee communities. The recommendation letter also advises on ways the County can widen their reach and reduce barriers for immigrants and refugees to access programs and services. 

The Extreme Weather Subcommittee developed their set of recommendations after meeting with staff involved in the County’s hazard mitigation and emergency response efforts. The subcommittee focused on how the most vulnerable members of our community are reached, resourced and affected by extreme weather events. Their recommendations detail ways Multnomah County can utilize capacity between events to reach and adequately resource vulnerable community members before a severe weather event. 

You can find this year’s CIC recommendation letters linked below:

CIC Immigrant & Refugee Community Engagement Subcommittee Recommendation Letter 2022 (710.85 KB)

CIC Extreme Weather Subcommittee Recommendation Letter 2022 (727.43 KB)

Recommendation Letters from Prior Years

CIC Related Board Briefings and Presentations