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Volunteer Opportunities
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We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in the community. There are many volunteer opportunities.  

Boards and Commissions
The City Council appoints citizens to committees and boards to advise the Council on certain decisions and policy matters. These dedicated citizens meet on a regular basis to address current issues and look for ways to make Fairview an even better place to live and work.

Commission / Committee Openings: Brief Description
  • Budget Committee / 3 positions: reviews the proposed budget and has the legal authority to change any portion of the proposed budget and is responsible to pass the City's approved budget. Meets annually, usually in early May. 
  • Planning Commission / 3 positions: advises council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city, recommends amendments and policies related to land use, administers and enforces the city's zoning ordinance, helps ensure the city meets all state and regional land use goals. Meets when needed; the second or fourth Tuesday of the month. 
  • East County Recreation Board / 1 position: provides guidance and oversight for the PLAYEAST! recreation program.
  • Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission / 1 position: one of eight volunteer community members representing Multnomah County and the Cities of Fairview, Gresham, Portland, Troutdale and Wood Village. The MHCRC advocates for and protects the public interest in the regulation and development of cable communications systems; monitors and helps resolve cable subscribers' concerns in these jurisdictions; and participates in the planning and implementation of community uses of communications technologies which utilize the public right of way. To learn more about the role of the MHCRC go to

All interested persons are encouraged to apply. Please submit a completed Boards/Commissions application to the
City Recorder.

MCSO Citizen Patrol 
To learn more about MCSO Citizen Patrol go to

Additional Information
If you need additional information, contact us at (503) 665-7929.