The Community Involvement Committee (CIC) is a group of 15 volunteers from throughout Multnomah County who are appointed by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. The committee advises the county on timely, equitable and inclusive civic participation in county policy, and facilitates communication between the public and county government.

What is the Community Involvement Committee? The CIC plays a crucial role in bringing community voice into county decision-making. CIC members engage in an ongoing study and discussion of the county's priorities, programs, and procedures. Together, the committee makes recommendations directly to the Board of Commissioners and county departments about opportunities for community engagement and removing barriers to participation.

When does the CIC meeting? The CIC meets monthly from 5:30-7pm on the third Tuesday of the month in the Multnomah Building (501 SE Hawthorne) and meetings are open to the public. Check our meeting calendar for updates.

Who are the members? Members of the CIC are volunteers who have been nominated by community organizations and appointed by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. They must be residents of Multnomah County. There are fifteen positions in the CIC, three for each of the four Multnomah County districts and three at large members.

How does a person get nominated? A community organization provides a nomination letter. District members are nominated by organizations located in the same Multnomah County district in which the nominee resides. You can view district maps here. At-large members can also be nominated by incorporated organizations doing work in Multnomah County communities.

Who would enjoy the work? People who are interested in building relationships with commissioners, engaging with County processes, services, and leadership, who are passionate about connecting to their communities, and excited about influencing decisions that will impact Multnomah County. The CIC is always seeking to diversify its membership to reflect the communities impacted by County decisions.

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