Many voices, better choices
As a regional government, Metro’s work impacts parks and nature, land use, transportation, housing, garbage and recycling, and arts and culture events through its venues.
People make this possible. From the resident who shares their voice at a council meeting to the thousands of visitors welcomed at the Oregon Zoo, from talking to local leaders in the community to collaborating with partners through committees, there are countless ways to interact with and guide Metro's work.
Each department at Metro provides unique services and they serve residents, businesses, and visitors in different ways, including:
- Community partnerships
- Community advisory committees
- Grants and sponsorships
- Opportunities to weigh in on Metro Council decisions
- Education programs
- Customer support at Metro facilities, venues, or parks
Updating the Public Engagement Guide
Metro is currently gathering input to inform an update to the Public Engagement Guide. The guide was last updated in 2013. The new guide will provide information to community members about Metro’s work and how to get involved in current projects. It also includes guidance and resources for Metro staff to support their creation of meaningful and inclusive public engagement opportunities.
As the first step in updating the Public Engagement Guide, the Metro Council adopted eight new Guiding Principles for Meaningful Public Engagement. They serve as a foundation for public engagement practices.