Portland Disability Advisory Committee (PDAC) - multiple positions

Responsibilities: PDAC advises the City Manager on issues of importance to people with disabilities, and recommends policies, practices, and legislation in matters affecting people with disabilities. 

Qualifications: The City is seeking individuals with disabilities residing in Portland and/or  individuals who represent an area organization serving people with disabilities to fill several openings on the Committee.  The PDAC Membership currently includes a diverse array of individuals, including business owners, individuals with disabilities, family members, and representatives of organizations that advocate on behalf of the disabled, all of whom share a commitment to help create quality lives for individuals with disabilities in the City of Portland. 

PDAC Committee members meet at City Hall on a monthly basis, generally from 11 am to 12 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.  Applications are due August 24, 2018 and can be found on PDAC’s webpage here. 


Pesticide Management Advisory Committee – 6 positions

In January 2018 the Portland City Council passed the City of Portland Pesticide Use Ordinance (Chapter 34 of City Code) that prohibits the use of synthetic pesticides on public and private property except in limited circumstances. This ordinance establishes organic land care methods as the primary means to care for and maintain property in the City of Portland including lawns, gardens, athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds.

To support the implementation and administration of this ordinance the City Council established the Pesticide Management Advisory Committee (PMAC). Duties of this committee include:

  1. Advising the Sustainability Coordinator and the Sustainability and Transportation Committee about implementation of the ordinance and recommended amendments
  2. Implementing an ongoing education and outreach program in coordination with the Sustainability Coordinator that will inform residents, property owners, and landscaping companies about the ordinance and ways to manage their property organically.
  3. Creating an annual report about the ordinance to the Sustainability and Transportation Committee
  4. Hearing and ruling on waivers submitted by property owners who believe they have an emergency situation on their property that requires the use of synthetic pesticide to remedy.

The following Board members are needed for the Pesticide Management Advisory Committee

1 – Agronomist
1 – Northeast Organic Farming Association certified
1 -  Maine Board of Pesticides Licensed Applicator

Additional information is available in the City Clerk’s office, Room 203 of City Hall or by calling 207-874-8677. Please send a resume and cover letter to:  Appointments Committee Chairman, c/o City Clerk, 389 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 or via email at Applicants will be contacted for interviews.