Metro's public engagement review process provides support, guidance and oversight of Metro's public engagement activities at the program and project level.
Metro's public engagement review is designed to ensure that Metro’s public involvement is effective, reaches diverse audiences and harnesses emerging best practices. Metro's public engagement review includes:
An annual Opt In public survey and public engagement report will supplement these activities and provide further opportunity to evaluate Metro’s public involvement efforts. Learn more about Opt In
Chapter V, Section 27 of the Metro Charter requires that a standing citizens' committee be established and maintained by the Metro Office of Citizen Involvement. The PERC serves as a key component of Metro’s efforts to develop successful public engagement processes. The committee includes at least three at-large community members, at least three staff or board members from local community organizations and a public involvement staff member from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
PERC meets semi-annually, in spring and late fall of each year.View the calendar
Criteria for membership:
Member recruitment will occur annually for one-third of the community member and community organization positions in order to ensure continuity on the committee. Local jurisdiction representatives will be reappointed as desired by the sponsoring county. Committee terms will run from January to December.
Community organization representatives
The peer group convenes public involvement staff and professionals from the Portland metropolitan area to pool knowledge by sharing best practices, emerging tools and case studies. It is free and open to everyone.
The public involvement peer group meets at least twice each year. View the calendar
The Community summit is open to the public and brings together stakeholders representing diverse aspects of the region to evaluate Metro public engagement practices from the previous year, share local community information and advise on priorities and engagement strategies for upcoming policy initiatives.
The summit takes place in early fall of each year.View the calendar
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Engage with Metro and help shape the future of the region by contributing your ideas on land use, transportation, recycling, parks, trails and how we grow. Learn about your rights and find out how to participate in public involvement opportunities.
Learn about Metro's online opinion panel - a new way to share your views and help shape the future of the region.
Committees made up of everyone from mayors to neighbors and business owners to bike advocates advise the Metro Council, Auditor and staff. Connect to committee members, attend a meeting or find agendas and meeting notes.