Do you live, play, worship, work or do business in the City of Portland? The City of Portland is seeking interested persons to serve in one of two positions representing the home building industry, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The two positions are for a home builder and a remodeler. Currently, these seats are vacant and until they are filled, so any recommendations made by DRAC are done so without input from our industry. HBA encourages members working or living in Portland to apply for one of these positions so that the industry is properly represented on the committee, which is crucial to efficient and timely execution of permitting and development review. DRAC advises the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and other bureaus of the City of Portland that are involved with construction-related permits. DRAC fosters a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the city's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment. Terms and time commitment - DRAC meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 8 to 10 a.m., traditionally in city offices at 1900 SW 4th Avenue. However, due to current public health restrictions, all meetings are held online via Zoom. All meetings of the committee are open to the public. - Members serve a term of three years with the possibility of renewing for a second three-year term. Members are expected to attend and participate in meetings consistently. Members are expected to prepare for meetings on their own time and arrive ready to discuss meeting materials and agenda items. Meeting materials for review are typically sent two to three days in advance. - DRAC establishes regular and ad hoc subcommittees to work in-depth on particular areas of interest. Subcommittees meet outside of the full DRAC meeting. Participation in subcommittees is voluntary and optional for DRAC members. The deadline to apply is October 15th at 11:59pm. More information about the committee and positions can be found here. If interested, please contact Ryan Makinster at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a letter of support and any questions you may have regarding the positions.