Public engagement resources during COVID-19
Protecting the health and safety of Metro staff and the communities we engage under COVID-19 conditions is Metro’s top priority.
Many voices, better choices
Metro plans for a geographically and demographically diverse region – a region that grows more diverse every year.
Metro is committed to bringing a diversity of voices to the decision making table to inspire inclusive and innovative solutions to the challenges of a changing region.
Office of Public Engagement
To supplement public engagement activities happening at the project and program level, the Office of Public Engagement was created by the Metro Council.
The office supports and builds capacity for programs that create more inclusive, transparent and relationship-based public engagement practices. The office serves as a resource for current best practices for public involvement, supports the Diversity Action Plan and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program, and develops strategies to engage youth and underrepresented communities in regional decision making. The office also arranges an annual community summit, conducts surveys and reports on Metro’s public engagement activities.
The office is advised by a Public Engagement Review Committee, a peer group made up of public involvement professionals.
Public Engagement Review Committee
The Public Engagement Review Committee serves as a key component of Metro’s efforts to develop successful public engagement processes. 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.
Learn more about the committee