Work Groups were formed to provide feedback and recommendations on specific focus areas. These ad hoc groups provided distinct recommendations on specific topics based on needs identified by the Economic Recovery Task Force. Participation included members of the Task Force and other interested community members.
The initial Work Groups focused on areas that were identified by the Economic Recovery Task Force at its March 20 meeting as both urgent and actionable. Task Force members proposed additional Work Groups which formed later.
Task Force members were given the opportunity to join Work Groups and recommend additional Work Group members who were not represented on the Task Force. Staff from Prosper Portland, the mayor’s office, and city commissioners’ offices also solicited additional interest in Work Groups specific to the focus area. Prosper Portland staff selected co-chairs for each Work Group based on interest as well as a balance of expertise and perspectives in driving the conversation.