Commission w-McKeel 6The Elders in Action Commission is a volunteer-led advocacy group that advises the City of Portland and Multnomah County on issues important to older adults. The Commission meets regularly to discuss their positions, hear presentations from partner agencies, and coordinate advocacy activities. The Commission meets with the Board of County Commissioners, the Portland City Council, and state legislators.

Highlights of the last year include:

  • Advocated successfully for 5 major bills in 2015 Legislative Session, including Ban the Box, the Care Act and a Senior Property Tax Deferral bill.
  • Commission members represented on Commissions and Task Forces for the City and County.
  • Gave testimony at legislative hearings and attended Lobby Day during 2015 Legislative Session.

Commission Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Multnomah County Building located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

To place items on the agenda or for more information about the meetings, contact JoAnn Herrigel, Staff Liaison, at 503-235-5474.