The HIV Planning Services Council is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS, and to ensuring that members of our community play lead roles in planning and assessment of HIV resources.
The HIV Planning Services Council, a 30-member citizen involvement group, is a decision-making body that:
- Decides how $3 million in federal funds will be spent by setting priorities and allocating funds to programs serving people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Plans the delivery of medical and social services in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Yamhill, Washington and Clark Counties.
- Involves the community in assessing the healthcare and social service needs of people living with HIV.
All meetings are open to the public, and are held at the Gladys McCoy Building, 619 NW 6th Ave. The Planning Council meets in Room 850, and the Operations Committee meets in Room 155.
- January 7, 4-7:30pm
- March 3, 4-7:30pm
- May 5, 4-7:30pm
- June 2, 4-7:30pm – PSRA Part 1
- June/July TBD – Pre-retreat planning
- July 10, 9am-5pm – PSRA Part 2
- August TBD – Meet only if required
- February 4, 4-6pm
- April 7, 4-6pm
- May 19, 4-6pm
The council is composed of diverse individuals including service providers, public health officials and people living with HIV/AIDS. You may be eligible to become a council member if you are:
- Knowledgeable about HIV policy or services needs
- Experienced in community planning
- A person living with HIV who would like to bring your experience to benefit the planning process
Members must live within Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, Columbia and Clark Counties.
Why join the council?
By being a Planning Council member, you’ll get:
- Experience and knowledge working with Ryan White legislation and other HIV-related services
- Experience with decision-making, voting, prioritizing and leadership skills
- Networking opportunities with other stakeholders
- Updates on current HIV issues and experience shaping the HIV service system
- To make a difference for people living with HIV in your community
The time commitment is usually seven meetings per year. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month. Each member is appointed for a two-year term beginning September 1. A member appointed mid-year will serve a partial term until the following September, at which point their two-year term begins. Members may serve on the council as long as their interest and commitment exists.
We understand that it is occasionally necessary to miss a meeting. We expect that the member will let the council office know they will be unable to attend and to contact the council office or another council member to stay abreast of new decisions or information.
The Nominations Committee reviews applications and interviews potential applicants on an on-going basis. The Operations Committee votes on the applicants and the names are forwarded to the chair of the Multnomah County Commissioners for appointment.
Information on HIV/AIDS
Priority Setting and Resource Allocation Documents
Amanda Hurley, Planning Council Administrator
619 NW 6th Ave, 2nd Floor
Portland, Oregon, 97209 (MAP)
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm