Residents of Multnomah County are required to review the county home rule charter every six years. The charter is the local version of a constitution, essentially creating the structure of Multnomah County government. A committee is appointed by state Senators and Representatives who meet to determine whether they have recommendations for charter revisions to suggest to voters. Past Charter Review Committees have suggested significant changes that were approved by a vote of the people. A recent example from 2010 is the creation of the Library District.
Members serve for approximately one year between Aug. 30, 2015 and the fall of 2016. Monthly meetings are held in the Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland and are staffed by the County Attorney's Office. In the past, members have chosen to create sub-committees that meet outside of regular meetings to work on specific issues that are of interest.
The chair seeks a pool of applicants to share with state legislators responsible for appointing members to the Multnomah County Charter Review Committee.
Please fill out and return the Charter Review Committee interest form, along with your resume.
Forms should be sent to:
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury’s Office
Attn: Marco Circosta
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 6th floor
Portland, OR 97214
Phone #: 503-988-8392 Fax#: 503-988-3092