Volunteer (Non-Paid) Position--Towing Administration Advisory Committee (Ongoing)

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 9/22/2023

The Towing Administration Advisory Committee provides ongoing input on policies and procedures related to City procurement agreements with independent Tow Contractors and Private Property Impound Policy and to promote safety, efficiency, and equity in towing and storage services.

Total number of advisory seats: 16

Number of seats available: 1

Seats available include: (1) Public-At -Large representing the general public

To be eligible for the advisory committee, members must live, play, worship, go to school, work or do business in the City of Portland.

What We Look For

We want people from every part of Portland to share their voice on this committee, especially people who have not been involved before. If you want to serve your community and help the City make better choices, then we want to see your application. The attributes listed below are what will guide our selection process. It is helpful if you are specific in your answers. (We do not expect you to be or have everything listed below)

  • You believe government is better when community is involved
  • You are an advocate for racial equity: you want positive and long-lasting outcomes for racial and ethnic communities who have been left out in the past. You can bring discussion about racial and ethnic communities who need it the most.
  • You have a perspective on navigating the community as a person with a disability.
  • You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions (currently meetings are held virtually with an in-person option)

Time Commitment

  • Monthly meetings will take place on weekdays during the afternoon. You may attend virtually or in person.
  • Members are involved for a duration of Two to Three-year terms, no more than 8 consecutive years.
  • The anticipated time commitment per month is 3 to 4 hours. Additional hours may apply if you become a member of a subcommittee.

Volunteer Ethics

People who join this committee will become what we call “Public Officials,” which means that while you serve you must behave fair and ethically. We will provide training on this once you are accepted. Part of following Public Officials Ethics laws means you must tell the group when you

or a relative may financially benefit (or avoid fees) by your recommendations. This is called a “Conflict of Interest.” If you tell us about potential Conflicts of Interest that does not mean you cannot serve, in fact, many committees have potential members with Conflicts of Interest. We appreciate your ethical inclusion of possible Conflicts of Interest on the form included in the application.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 31, 2023

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at gabriela.sanchez@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7483.

Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information

The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Completing the demographic information on the application is voluntary, but we encourage you to provide that information. The City uses this information to help ensure that advisory body appointments represent a broad cross-section of community. Your information will not be used during the recruitment nor the selection process. State and federal law prohibit use of this information to discriminate against you. Questions about this may be sent to AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov.

General Questions

For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the volunteer recruitment process, or other upcoming advisory body opportunities please email AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov.

We Encourage You to Apply

We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about the bureau. www.transportationpermit.com Do you have questions or need more information? Email Regulatory@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7483.

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