Committees provide operational service to the EPAP. Whereas Subcommittees provide issue-related forums for developing strategies for implementing Action Plan items. Committees and subcommittees:
- Are established by consensus of the EPAP;
- Must include at least one member with a signed Participation Agreement on file;
- Strive for sustainability by establishing a culture that is equally invested in Relationships, Process, and Results;
- Are encouraged to embrace a co-chair model that consciously brings together individuals with strength developing relationships, processes, and results.
Committee and Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and are posted to the EPAP calendar. Healthy food and child care, and disability, cultural, language or other accommodation can be provided by contacting JR Lilly at JR.Lilly@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-8027.
New members, and proposals for new representatives and committees, are always welcome! To become an EPAP Representative, or to establish an EPAP Committee, you must attend at least two general EPAP meetings, sign a Participant Agreement, and request time on a general meeting agenda.
Committees and Subcommittees
General Meetings coordinate the support of EPAP implementation.
Chair Meeting members plan and organize the EPAP.
Civic Engagement Subcommittee organize multi-cultural/language appropriate civic engagement workshop curriculum and advocate for ongoing funding.
Economic Development Subcommittee develops a strong business environment which strengthens existing businesses, promotes new businesses, and expands family wage jobs in East Portland.
Grants Review Committee provides EPAP granting opportunities with direction, review, and selection.
Housing Committee supports a range of housing types in East Portland to strengthen livable communities; encourage healthy, complete, and stable neighborhoods; and promote family wage jobs.
Operations Committee functions as an EPAP decision making body in time-sensitive situations and to develop and execute EPAP strategy.
Structures Committee plans and organizes the functions and processes of the EPAP.
Technical Advisory Committee works collaboratively to implement Action items and to coordinate website reports of agency progress on specific Action items.