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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.

For more information, read our Vision, Mission and Values (38.14 KB) and our Frequently Asked Questions (86.68 KB).

Meeting Schedule

All council meetings start at 4pm and are open to the public, and are held at the Gladys McCoy Building, 426 SW Stark St., in the 10th floor conference room.

  • September 27
  • November 1
  • January 10
  • March 7
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 14

Operations Committee

  • October 18
  • December 6
  • February 7
  • April 4

Meeting Schedule and Workplan (158.33 KB)


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

Member expectations

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.

Appointment process

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.

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Information on HIV/AIDS

Member Resources

Glossary of Terms (117.46 KB)
Policies (64.68 KB)
Bylaws (114.4 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (86.68 KB)
Tips for successful public testimony

TGA Standards of Care (522.45 KB)
TGA Comprehensive Plan (699.57 KB)
TGA Project Abstract (27.22 KB)
Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan, 2017-2021 (1.18 MB)
HIV Care Services Annual Report FY 2015 (1.44 MB)

Priority Setting and Resource Allocation Documents

PRSA Overview (60.54 KB)
Services & Allocations Table FY 2016 (522.48 KB)
Service Category Scorecards (385.43 KB)

Contact Us

Margy Robinson, Planning Council Administrator

  • To relate information to the Co-Chairs and/or the Operations Committee
  • To request staff support for a meeting or for a specific project
  • Questions about council member roles and responsibilities
  • Questions about projects being worked on

Terry Bonnett, Office Assistant

  • To report your absence from a meeting
  • Questions about meeting times and locations
  • To schedule meeting space
  • To request copies of official council documents
  • For application materials

Council Office

426 SW Stark St, 4th Floor
Portland, Oregon (MAP)
503-988-5296 fax


Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm