CBAC presenting to Board

About Budget Advisory Committees

Budget Advisory Committees (CBACs) are groups of community members that review and make recommendations on county departmental budgets and operations. 

CBAC’s are one of the key ways that the county receives community input on its budget priorities. CBAC volunteers hear directly from department directors and other staff about the county’s programs and services. Together, they make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners about how Multnomah County can best use its resources to serve the community.

In recent years, CBAC recommendations have prioritized services for mental health, racial equity, housing & houselessness and public safety. Although not all CBAC recommendations are adopted, input from committee members improves how the county uses revenue and delivers services to residents.

There are nine CBACs, one for each Multnomah County department. The requirements for CBAC membership are:

  • that you live in Multnomah County;
  • that you have an interest in the programs and budget process of the County;
  • that you are available to attend meetings and participate in deliberations (most CBACs meet monthly, with more meetings during budget season).

Appointments to the CBACs are for three years, and members may serve for six consecutive years.

The following Budget Advisory Committees will be seeking new members for the upcoming budget cycle:

District Attorney

Department of County Assets & Department of County Management

Department of Community Justice

Department of Community Services

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

Department of County Human Services

How to Apply

Applications received by 5pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 will be reviewed first. Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as needed.

To talk with someone about these opportunities or receive assistance completing the application, contact the Office of Community Involvement at 503-988-3450 or community.involvement@multco.us.

Central Budget Advisory Committee

The Central Budget Advisory Committee (CCBAC) is charged with making county-wide recommendations to the Chair, the Board and the public, that may cross departmental lines and affect one or more departments.

The CCBAC is made up of one member from each CBAC.

Budget Advisory Committee Recommendations

Fiscal Year 2018-19

CBACs Speak contains all of the recommendations made by the Budget Advisory Committees

CBAC Reports from Prior Years