City Club of Portland presents Does Portland’s System of Government Work?
Feb 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 5:30

The ingenuity and can-do spirit of Portland residents is why our city's slogan is "the city that works." But does our governmental structure hinder our best work, especially when addressing complex issues such as race, policing, and housing?

For more than a year, a volunteer committee made up of City Club members researched the commission form of government. On February 12, we'll highlight the research findings and consider whether Portland's form of government gives us the tools we need to face today's challenges.

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City Club Feb 12 Event Info | 6:30 PM
The program will include:
• A history of the commission form of government in Portland and around the country
• Key findings in the report that articulate the longstanding challenges residents and leaders have faced working within the current structure
• An outline of the research process
• A question and comment period
• A kickoff of the member vote on whether to adopt the research

Join us to celebrate the launch of City Club's first major report in almost two years and to look critically at how our city is governed.

There will be a 20-minute intermission halfway through the program. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
City Club of Portland is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and research based civic organization dedicated to community service, public affairs and leadership development. Through weekly Friday Forums, community-based research and advocacy, and after-hours civic programs, City Club examines issues of importance to the Portland metropolitan region, the state and society as a whole.

Our 1,850 members represent a cross section of people in business, government, academia, social services and other professions, who are committed to making a positive difference in our community. Our members come from a wide range of ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Membership is open to everyone of high school age and older.

Mission Statement: To inform its members and the community in public matters and to arouse in them a realization of the obligations of citizenship. more >>>