City of Beaverton Boards & Commissions

You Make the Difference – Apply for Beaverton’s Boards & Commissions

Graphic with names of Beaverton's 16 boards and commissions.

We know how important it is to have a seat at the table to share your voice in the matters that matter to you. Getting involved in local government is one way to do that. The City of Beaverton is currently recruiting for openings on its boards and commissions. With a variety of boards and commissions catering to a wide range of interests including human rights, the arts, social services, diversity, urban renewal, libraries, city budgeting, community involvement, traffic, land use, bicycles and more, there are many opportunities available.

Beaverton’s boards and commissions play a critical role in supporting city functions and advising the Council and Mayor on a variety of issues and topics. All are essential to incorporating the community’s voice in city decision-making. It’s not all feedback-focused though; their creativity has also produced beloved Beaverton programs and events such as the “Library of Things,” the annual Bike Beaverton event, and the annual Beaverton Night Markets.

We’re better with your voice. We invite you to join us. Bring your perspective, ideas, and passion and apply today. Applications are due by Thursday, October 1, 2020. Terms begin January 1, 2021.

Online Application

Attend a Virtual Meeting to Learn More

During the month of September, boards and commissions will be devoting a portion of their virtual meeting to talk about their unique role within the city, their current priorities, future projects, and anything else prospective applicants might want to know about who their board or commission is and what they do. There will be an opportunity for Q&A from attendees. This is your opportunity to meet current members and learn about each board or commission from the comfort of your couch!

Can't make the September meeting date? Watch the recording of their August meeting to see the board or commission in action.

Note: Some boards meet at specific times during the year instead of monthly. If you are interested in a board that doesn't have a September meeting, email with your questions or to be connected with the board's staff liaison.

Open "Office Hours" for Questions

Unsure of which board you might be interested in applying to? Want to talk to someone about their experience as a board member? Every Wednesday in September from 3 - 4 p.m., the city's Public Involvement Coordinator (who was previously a member of the Beaverton Committee for Community Involvement) will be hosting an open "office hour" via Zoom for members of the community to stop by with questions and/or have a more in-depth conversation about the city's boards and commissions, the application and appointment process, or anything else related to this involvement opportunity. Depending on the week, other current board members may be on the line to answer questions related to their specific board or commission.

Time: 3 - 4 p.m.
Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 160 897 0035
Passcode: 694568
Call-in Numbers: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666

Note: If this time slot doesn't work for you, but you would like to video chat about your questions, please email or call 503-526-2543 to set up a time.

Residency Requirement

For some boards, such as Budget Committee, Social Services Funding Committee, and Traffic Commission, residency is required. For all other boards, residency is preferred. Check your residency (enter your physical home address).

Application FAQs

Learn more about the application process. If you have any issues completing the online application or have applied and have questions about the status of your application, please email or call 503-526-2543.

"Notify Me" Mailing Lists

Stay up-to-date with all of Beaverton’s boards and commissions by getting notification of their meetings and associated agendas.

You can also sign up for notifications of local neighborhood meetings as well. Find your local Neighborhood Association Committee (NAC).