The Metro Charter requires that a standing citizens' committee be established and maintained by the Metro Office of Citizen Involvement.
The Public Engagement Review Committee serves as a key component of Metro’s efforts to develop successful public engagement processes.
Learn more about Metro's public engagement review process
The committee includes at least three at-large community members, three staff or board members from local community organizations and public involvement staff members from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
Committee activities include:
- assisting with the development and the implementation of the community summit
- reviewing the annual public engagement report
- providing input on the content of the annual Opt In public engagement review survey
- reviewing public engagement activities at the project and program level
- making recommendations to the Metro Council about engagement priorities
Criteria for the selection of community member and community organization representatives include:
- Community service: Demonstrated commitment to community involvement
- Experience: Demonstrated skills, knowledge or experience valuable to support Metro’s public engagement principles
- Diversity: Collectively representative of the geographic and demographic diversity of the region
Member recruitment occurs annually for one-third of the community member and community organization positions. Local jurisdiction representatives are appointed by the sponsoring county.
|Aaron Abrams||Multnomah County|
Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement, City of Gresham
|Jennifer Ball||Multnomah County||Hansa Research|
|Greg Greenway||Multnomah County||Portland Public Involvement Advisory Council|
|Octavian Merecias||Washington County||OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences|
|Cory Murphy||Multnomah County||Iconiqs Media LLC|
|Jose Luis Nava||Washington County||Latino Leadership Network of Washington County, Washington County Citizen Action Network|
|Addie Shrodes||Multnomah County||Prichard Communications|
|Tara Sulzen||Multnomah County||Field representative, Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer|
|Community organization members||County||Organization|
|Donita Sue Fry||Multnomah County||Coalition of Communities of Color, NAYA|
|Casey Barnard||Multnomah County||Emerald Cities of Portland|
|Justin Pabalate||Multnomah County||Q Center|
|Mike Pullen||Multnomah County|
|Stephen Roberts||Washington County|
|Melissa De Lyser||Washington County (alternate)|