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A charter-mandated committee of local government representatives and citizens, the Metro Policy Advisory Committee advises the Metro Council on policy issues.

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Established by the Metro Charter in 1992, the Metro Policy Advisory Committee, advises the Metro Council on the amendment or adoption of the Regional Framework Plan. Discussion or action items addressed by the committee include:

  • regional transportation
  • management of the urban growth boundary
  • protection of lands outside the urban growth boundary for natural resource, future urban or other uses
  • planning responsibilities required by state law
  • other growth management and land use planning matters determined by the Metro Council to be of metropolitan concern which will benefit from regional planning.

MPAC is composed of 21 voting members representing cities, counties, special districts, and the public and six non-voting members including a representative from the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, Port of Portland, cities in Clackamas County outside the urban growth boundary, cities in Washington County outside the UGB, the City of Vancouver, Washington, and Clark County, Washington. In addition, three Metro Councilors participate as non-voting liaisons.

While MPAC advises the Metro Council on growth management and land use issues at the policy level, the Metro Technical Advisory Committee provides input from the technical level. Similar to MPAC, MTAC members represent cities, counties, special districts and the public as well as utilities, land use advocacy and environmental organizations, the development community, and economic development associations. MTAC is governed by bylaws which are included within MPAC bylaws.


MPAC usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Metro Regional Center, Council Chambers. See Metro's online calendar for the next meeting.
View calendar

Meeting materials

MPAC meeting agendas, materials and minutes may be viewed, downloaded and/or printed online.
View 2014 meeting records
View 2013 meeting records


MPAC is a charter-mandated committee of composed of local government and special district representatives, and citizens. See the MPAC bylaws and current committee roster for details.
Download 2014 MPAC roster
Download MPAC bylaws

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