The project is guided by two community-led committees that advise the project team on topics such as project design and contracting guidelines. View past committee meetings and learn how to attend upcoming committee meetings:
The Executive Steering Committee is made up of local government officials and community-based organizations in our region. The committee advises the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT on major decisions related to the project’s design and construction.
The Community Oversight Advisory Committee is made up of community stakeholders who are construction and workforce professionals, as well as individuals with key insights on how to effectively create Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and workforce programs. The committee works to develop and measure equitable engagement with Disadvantaged Business Enterprises for the construction phase of the project.
The Historic Albina Advisory Board is made up of leaders and volunteers who work with and serve the Black community in Albina and Portland. Members represent a wide array of civic and community interests.
ODOT is pursuing its most ambitious Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and on-the-job training workforce goals to date. We are intentionally setting contracting and workforce goals to hire Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. We have identified over 100 potential types of construction opportunities that small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises can bid on.
We’ve been engaging the community on the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project for years. Take a look at what we’ve heard by viewing summaries of past engagement efforts, and more, on the past engagement page.
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