Community Engagement

Title: Committee on Racial Equity (CORE)

Start Date: February 15, 2023

Organization: Metro

Location: Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah Counties

Positions open on the Metro Committee on Racial Equity (CORE)  Do you want to bring racial justice values and your lived experience to local government decision-making? Here’s your chance to influence policy and make change. Metro is recruiting community members for seven positions on the Committee on Racial Equity. The committee helps Metro decision makers center racial justice while developing policies, programs and investments. Its members meet monthly to advise on issues spanning housing, transportation, land use, waste management, and other areas.

What will you do as a member of CORE?

  • Advise Metro Council and leadership on racial equity strategies including the Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, investments in affordable housing, transportation, natural areas, and policies and programs that impact your community.
  • Bring your personal and professional lived experience to issues ranging from housing, transportation, land use, waste management, and more.
  • Work together with a powerful group of community leaders to shape recommendations on improving equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and communities of color in Greater Portland.

What experience is needed?

  • A commitment to racial equity, social and environmental justice, diversity and inclusion
  • Experience working in a group (committee, board, volunteer group, etc.) with people of diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Experience utilizing a racial equity lens or framework to ask critical questions and advocate for change
  • Ability to serve a two-year term and attend monthly meetings every third Thursday, from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Some familiarity with public policy and local government
  • Live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties

What are some benefits of being a CORE member?

  • Learn about Metro’s work on housing, transportation, natural areas, waste and recycling, and more • Influence government decisions that impact your community’s lives
  • Collaborate with and learn from community leaders across the region
  • Develop relationships with Metro decision-makers and staff Metro is committed to removing barriers and supporting the full participation of committee members.

In addition to providing a monthly stipend, staff will work with the committee co-chairs and individual members to provide needed support to ensure accessibility.


Applications close February 15, 2023