About the Community Involvement Committee

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 every other month on the third Tuesday from 6-8pm at rotating locations around the county, and meetings are open to the public.

During the 2019-2020 cycle of work, the CIC focused on three main priority areas: housing & houselessness, mental health & addiction and community outreach & engagement. Over the course of the year, the committee produced two letters of recommendation. One letter focuses on houselessness in the trans community and the other details the committee's work toward drafting a resolution on community engagement. You can find these letters below:

How to Apply

The application deadline for 2020 has passed. You can sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter to receive an announcement when we begin our next application cycle, as well as news on other opportunities to get involved with Multnomah County.


Want to know more? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions on applying for the CIC. If you have any additional questions about the Community Involvement Committee, contact the Office of Community Involvement at community.involvement@multco.us or 503.988.3450.