council member

The Community Health Council is a group, made up mostly of patients, that helps to govern the Health Department’s community health centers. It works together with the Board of County Commissioners, who provide general fiscal and personnel oversight.

The council works closely with the community health centers director and the Board of County Commissioners to provide guidance and direction on programs and policies affecting patients of Multnomah County's health services. It also provides input and direction for federally funded clinical activities.


Meetings are open to the public, and are normally held on the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Gladys McCoy Building, 619 NW 6th Ave, in the 1st floor conference room.

Language interpretation services are available, and childcare and transportation reimbursement are provided for consumer members.

Past Meetings

Minutes - March 11, 2019 (2.68 MB)
Minutes - February 11, 2019 (4.92 MB)
Minutes - January 14, 2019 (2.54 MB)
Minutes - December 10, 2018 (3.39 MB)
Minutes - November 5, 2018 (3.98 MB)
Minutes - October 8, 2018 (3.51 MB)
Minutes - September 10, 2018 (2.24 MB)
Minutes - August 13, 2018 (3.76 MB)
Minutes - July 9, 2018 (3.13 MB)
Minutes - June 11, 2018 (2.42 MB)
Minutes - May 14, 2018 (5.54 MB)
Minutes - April 9, 2018 (2.8 MB)


We are always searching for committed members. The council provides members the opportunity to:

  • Stay informed about health issues and policies within the community
  • Influence important decisions about health care
  • Strengthen their leadership and group facilitation skills
  • Help others and give back to the community

Contact Us

Linda Niksich, Community Health Council Liaison