The Community Involvement Committee (CIC) serves as Multnomah County’s advisory body on community engagement and involvement.

The CIC plays a crucial role in bringing community voice into county decision-making. CIC members engage in an ongoing review of the County's community involvement policies and programs, bring community concerns to County leadership, and assist in facilitating communication between the County and the community.

Together, the committee makes recommendations directly to the Office of Community Involvement, county departments and the Board of County Commissioners about opportunities for community engagement and removing barriers to civic participation.

CIC members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The CIC meets regularly throughout the year at various locations throughout the county, and meetings are open to the public.

History & New Membership

The CIC was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1984, responding to a Charter Amendment approved by Multnomah County voters which established the Office of Community Involvement.

The County has changed a lot since the Office of Community Involvement was established, growing much more diverse, and developing different community needs and priorities. In 2018, the Board of County Commissioners opened a path to update and improve our community involvement by reviewing the County code, its community engagement processes and best practices, and rebuilding the foundation of the CIC in a way that puts our community values at the forefront. The CIC was on hiatus during this review.

Read about this community involvement review.

How to Apply

This year's deadline to apply for the CIC has passed. We will resume accepting applications in early 2020 to fill any vacancies, or if the number of current CIC members falls below 9. Sign up for our email list to receive updates on CIC vacancies and other volunteer opportunities on county advisory boards and commissions. 

In the meantime, check out our Frequently Asked Questions on applying for the CIC. 


If you have any questions about the Community Involvement Committee, contact the Office of Community Involvement at or 503.988.3450.