Metro is seeking two community representatives from Clackamas, two from Washington County, and one from Multnomah County to serve on the Metro Technical Advisory Committee. Some of these positions, including the one for Multnomah County will be to serve as alternate members.
The technical advisory committee provides detailed technical support to the Metro Policy Advisory Committee on land use and transportation related issues. The policy advisory committee then makes recommendations to Metro Council. The technical committee also provides input to Metro staff on development of policies, programs and projects and identifies needs and opportunities for involving the public in land use and transportation decisions.
Community representatives play a critical role in elevating the conversation beyond technical analysis by contributing expertise that crosses city and county lines and is grounded in the experiences of people living and working across the region.
Committee member commitment
There are six MTAC meetings planned for 2023 from May through December 2023. Meetings will be held online the third Wednesday of the month. All meetings are 9 a.m. to noon. MTAC will meet with the Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee for virtual joint workshops in June and August, also on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a total of eight MTAC activities in 2023, May through December. MTAC meetings are being held online until further notice.
Committee members are expected to prepare for each meeting and workshop by reviewing the agendas and materials in advance of the meetings and preparing feedback and questions. One to two hours of preparation time is required per meeting.
Community representatives are asked to commit to one year on MTAC and are encouraged to serve up to four years. Metro will provide a monetary compensation to community members that recognizes their time and labor.
For more information on the application and selection process visit the application page. To apply, submit an online application form by midnight on April 17.
If you have questions, contact Marie Miller at [email protected]