Non-Departmental Offices

Auditor’s Office |

Conducts performance audits and special studies that provide accountability to the public and improve Multnomah County programs, services, and operations.

County Attorney’s Office |

Represents the county in state and federal court and is the county’s legal resource center, providing legal services to all county departments.

Joint Office of Homeless Services |

Oversees delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness. Shared commitment between Multnomah and the City of Portland. Administers contracts, conducts homeless street counts, one-night shelter counts, and manages systems of care.

Office of Chair Deborah Kafoury

Chair of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.

Office of Commissioner Sharon Meieran |

Multnomah County Commissioner representing District 1.

Office of Commissioner Susheela Jayapal |

Multnomah County Commissioner representing District 2.

Office of Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson |

Multnomah County Commissioner representing District 3.

Office of Commissioner Lori Stegmann |

Multnomah County Commissioner representing District 4.

Office of Community Involvement |

Develops community involvement programs and facilitates communication between the people of Multnomah County and the Board of County Commissioners.

Office of Communications |

Provides timely news and information for county residents and journalists.

Office of Diversity and Equity |

Hub for Multnomah County diversity and equity initiatives. Ensures access, equity and inclusion in county services, policies, practices and procedures. Provides training, consulting and technical assistance.

Office of Emergency Management |

Collaborates with local jurisdictions to prepare for emergencies throughout the region. Develops emergency response plans with local and federal response teams for post-emergency recovery.

Office of Sustainability |

Collaborates with county departments and community on projects, policies and initiatives that lead to a more equitable, prosperous and environmentally sound county.

Office of Government Relations |

Provides government representation to advance the County’s objectives with the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, the Oregon State legislature, state agencies and other governmental entities.

Independent & Non-County Organizations

Local Public Safety Coordinating Council

Established by the Oregon State Legislature to coordinate local criminal justice policy among affected criminal justice entities. Coordinates meetings between county and city leadership and other stakeholders to collaborate in the development and operation of public safety operations and policies.

Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission |

An independent, impartial panel of community volunteers established by the Oregon State Legislature to monitor the financial affairs of local governments in the county. Protects and represents the public interest, ensures the county’s compliance with local budget law, promotes economy and efficiency, and provides advice and assistance.

Regional Arts and Culture Council |

Receives funding from Multnomah County and other public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Oregon Historical Society |

A private not-for-profit entity that receives funding from Multnomah County and other sources. Operates the Oregon History Museum, the Davies Family Research Library, and educational programs for adults, families and school groups, and also serves as the Multnomah County history repository.