Join our team! This position will support a new volunteer community council created to advise the Portland Children’s Levy staff and Allocation Committee. The coordinator will plan and facilitate public meetings of the volunteer council, support volunteers to fully participate, facilitate council policy recommendations and coordinate overall community engagement activities for the Levy.
PCL Compliance Audit
Tonya Moffit, Merina + Co., presented results of their annual compliance examination. PCL complied with the 5% cap on administrative expenses as required by authorizing ballot measure, and there were no findings or recommendations.
Extended Timeline! Applications due May 1.
PCL is recruiting volunteers for its new Community Council. The Council will shape community engagement and the next PCL grantmaking process. For background on the Council and its charge, you can read the proposal adopted by PCL’s Allocation Committee in December 2021.
PCL seeks applications from people with lived, professional, and volunteer experience with marginalized children and families and the services that support them.
Join our team! This position will create and coordinate PCL’s communications strategy, planning, key messaging, website and social media content, engage community and grantees, and support PCL public meetings to assure access and transparency.
Proposal passes to create a Community Council
The Allocation Committee adopted a proposal to create a Community Council to advise PCL policies and process. Over the next 4 years, the Council will shape community engagement and the next PCL grantmaking process. Council membership will reflect the children and families served by PCL. PCL staff will implement an application and selection process this spring.
Proposal to Form a Community Advisory Committee
After hearing Levy staff outline the proposal to create a community advisory committee and a summary of stakeholder feedback on the proposal, the Allocation Committee (AC) decided against taking a vote on the proposal in its current form.
While there was general support from the AC and stakeholders surveyed to form a community advisory committee, AC members and stakeholders asked for more clarity on the roles and powers of the proposed committee in competitive funding processes.
Adjustment to the Small Grants Fund
One of the small grant recipients, Native Wellness Institute, elected not to move forward with their grant. Based on recommendations from Levy Staff and the SGF Design Team, the Committee voted to distribute the funds ( $144,000) among the 7 remaining small grants recipients.
We're thrilled to welcome Joel Broussard to the Levy team. Joel is a Portland native who has seen many changes happen in the Portland area and the state of Oregon.
Portland Children's Levy expects adequate resources to fully fund all current grant commitments for the full 3-year term despite the economic downturn due to the pandemic.
Annual Performance Report
Staff presented PCL’s 2019-20 Performance Report showing demographics of children and families served, program outcomes and how our partners responded to the pandemic. Both staff and the committee thanked partners for their incredible and innovative work to support children and families in the midst of this health crisis.
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