Jul 14, 2023
Accessibility Advisory Committee community member application
Metro strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for people of all abilities. It wants to ensure people can access and enjoy Metro venues, parks, programs and services without any barriers. Metro’s
Metro strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for people of all abilities. It wants to ensure people can access and enjoy Metro venues, parks, programs and services without any barriers. Metro’s vision is to transform structures and processes not only to identify and remove barriers to access and participation but also to center the experiences of disabilities communities and their needs.
There are 15 community positions open on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Metro is seeking community representatives who are either individuals or representatives of a disabilities focused organization or company. Metro places a priority on achieving a diverse representation of disability experiences, including but not limited to the following:
In addition, Metro welcomes those with multiple, intersecting identities including but not limited to:
The draft goals of the Accessibility Advisory Committee are to:
The major tasks for the launch of the advisory committee include the following:
Committee members will receive a stipend for each meeting they attend to recognize their time, expertise and contributions. AAC meetings are held online. Time commitment for AAC members is expected to be two to four hours a month.
Committee members may have the opportunity to participate in other projects and initiatives across the organization outside of the regular monthly meetings. Metro will compensate committee members for their additional time and support.
AAC community representatives are selected through an application and interview process.
There are multiple ways to apply. For any of these options, if you have questions or need accommodations filling out the application, please email [email protected] or call 503-797-1890 or TDD/TTY 503-797-1804. If you need to speak to someone and are not an English speaker, please call 503-797-1890.
Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Metro Regional Center Attn: Heather Buczek 600 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97232