While there are 293 full-time employees at Metro's visitor venues, activities at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Center for Performing Arts, Oregon Zoo and Expo support thousands of local jobs.
Made up of seven business and civic leaders committed to the region's cultural and economic vitality, the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission works to protect the public investment in Metro's visitor venues.
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Chris Erickson, chair
Judie Hammerstad, vice chair
Terry Goldman, secretary treasurer
The Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission holds regular meetings on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend any regular or special meeting of the commission, and public testimony is welcome at regular meetings. Go to the calendar
The commission adopts policies and takes action by resolutions at its public meetings. The agenda lists proposed resolutions by title and other actions or information for consideration. The agenda and meeting packet are posted online on the Monday before a regular meeting. Minutes for regular meetings are posted after they are approved by the commission. View meeting materials
Commissioners are appointed by the Metro Council upon recommendation from local area governments. The commission includes seven members representing the city of Portland (two), Metro (two), and one each for Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. The commissioners serve four-year terms. Meet the commissioners
New analysis of the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center, Portland Center for the Performing Arts and Oregon Zoo concludes that the public investment in these regional facilities generates a healthy return. Combined, in FY 2011, the venues generated $613 million in regional spending, sustained 6,040 local jobs and produced $19 million in state and local taxes. Individual venue reports and an executive summary are accessible below.
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There are many contracting opportunities with Metro including construction, engineering, consulting, food services, training and land use planning. View current requests for bids and proposals.
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