The Office of Community Involvement develops and manages a variety of programs to inform and involve communities in the processes that shape county policies, programs and budgets.
Projects & Initiatives
Budget Advisory Committees (CBACs) are groups of community members that review and make recommendations on county departmental budgets and operations.
Since 2010, CIC members and OCI staff have attended public events to talk with people about what the county does, answer questions and give information about services and volunteer opportunities.
The CIC, along with the County Chair, sponsor surveys and community budget forums each spring to get public input on the how to spend money in the upcoming county budget.
The CIC periodically holds community forums focusing on pressing county issues.
Diversity Outreach Workshops are CIC-sponsored trainings in which staff from local organizations share successful strategies for conducting outreach to underrepresented populations.
Multnomah County Office of Citizen Involvement volunteers
The Department Review Program offers volunteers the chance to enhance citizen participation in county decision-making while learning more about the services the county provides.