Office of Citizen Involvement
News and Announcements
5/2/13 - 2:23 pm
After receiving extensive information about the programs of county departments and much thoughtful consideration, the county's nine Citizen Budget Advisory Committees (CBACs) have released their recommendations for the county’s 2013-14 budget. Approximately 70 members of the public serve on the CBACs which independently review and make dozens of recommendations concerning county departmental budgets. They present their recommendations both in writing and direct testimony to the Board of County Commissioners. One CBAC is assigned to each major county department or office.
5/2/13 - 11:11 am
Phillip Margolinis the 19th winner of the Gladys McCoy Award for lifetime volunteer achievement. Mr. Margolin co-founded Chess for Success (CFS) in Portland in 1992, which has created chess programs serving 2,900 students annually in 71 low-income elementary schools in Oregon and Washington. By playing chess, these at risk students learn high level critical thinking, problem-solving skills and self-confidence essential for success in school and in life.
5/1/13 - 2:16 pm
Balloons, cupcakes and storytelling marked the festivities as Multnomah County honored its most outstanding volunteers at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony hosted by the Citizen Involvement Committee on Tuesday, April 30th. More than 120 people listened as volunteers had descriptions of their work read aloud prior to receiving their awards. Last fiscal year, volunteers contributed more than 190,000 volunteer hours with an estimated value of $3,768,636 to county programs and projects!
Volunteers make Multnomah County green! They provided services worth more than $3.7 million last year!
4/25/13 - 3:50 pm
The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners approved a proclamation on Thursday, April 25, proclaiming April 21-27, 2013 as Multnomah County Volunteer Week, and April 30th as a special day of recognition for Multnomah County volunteers.
4/25/13 - 3:23 pm
The McCoy Award is presented annually by the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee to somebody with outstanding lifetime volunteer service dedicated to improving the county community.