The City of Beaverton currently has 18 boards, commissions and special committees that are made up of Beaverton residents appointed by the mayor, and coordinated by the City of Beaverton’s Neighborhood Program.
The City of Beaverton therefore commissioned a study, to be carried out by the Center for Public Service (CPS) research team, which includes the review of selected number of cities in Oregon, Washington, and California that are similar to Beaverton. The intent of this study is to inform the City about trends and recent changes that are being adopted by boards and commissions in other cities, and make recommendations based on these findings. Additionally, the City of Beaverton asked that the study include Seattle, WA to reference what bigger, better-resourced cities are doing. The intent of this study was to inform the City about trends and recent changes that were being adopted by boards and commissions in other cities, and make conclusions based on these findings.
Portland State University. Hatfield School of Government. Center for Public Service; Nishishiba, Masami; and Hawke, Stephanie, "City of Beaverton: Review of Boards, Commissions and Committees in Municipal Governments" (2015). Center for Public Service Publications and Reports. 33.
Report Submitted to the City of Beaverton (August 15, 2015)