August 5, 2021

Seeking applicants for the Oregon Historical Society Levy Oversight Committee 

In May 2021 Multnomah County voters approved the renewal of a five-year levy to support the Oregon Historical Society and the four east Multnomah County historical societies including Gresham Historical Society, Troutdale Historical Society, Crown Point Country Historical Society, and the East County Historical Organization. Taxes will be collected beginning in fiscal year 2020-2021 for a period of five years. The levy will expire in fiscal year 2025-2026. Part of the accountability built into the measure is the creation of an independent community oversight committee charged with reviewing all levy expenditures to ensure funds are spent as approved by voters, and shall advise and support OHS in ensuring that its board, partnerships, staff, exhibits and programs proactively represent Multnomah County’s diverse communities. The Levy Oversight Committee (LOC) will be appointed by Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury. The LOC will meet semi-annually and will represent Multnomah County’s diverse communities. Applicants must reside in Multnomah County and complete an application process to be considered for appointment. 

Additional information about the Oregon Historical Society and Levy Oversight Committee:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a completed application form to the Office of Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Attention: Anna Marie Allen. You can do this by:

You can also nominate someone to serve on the Levy Oversight Committee. The Chair’s Office will contact the individual to inform them of the nomination and invite them to participate in an informal information session to gauge their level of interest.

All applications should be submitted no later than 9 a.m. on August 23, 2021 to be considered in the first review of applicants.

If you have additional questions contact Anna Marie Allen, Policy & Engagement Advisor, by email at