2019 Public Service Training Program

The Portland Business Alliance Public Service Training is designed for established and emerging community leaders who have a desire to serve on government boards and commissions or run for public office.

We are especially committed to engaging a diverse group of participants. Members of historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete this form and include your resume and three references in the space below.

Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, August 23, 2019.
(boards, commissions, etc.)
Highest level of education: *
Type of business *
Please limit responses to 150 words.
Give one example of your greatest professional achievement. Please describe the achievement, your role in the effort, leadership qualities you demonstrated, how the effort affected the community and any personal reflections you would like to share.
Describe your involvement in current or past business activities and what motivated you to become involved.
The Portland Business Alliance seeks a prosperous, healthy community with a good quality of life for our region. To create a healthy community, we need more private-sector jobs. How do you propose spurring economic development to meet these goals?
Describe your involvement in current or past civic activities and what motivated you to become involved. How much time do you currently devote to volunteer work?
What do you hope to accomplish through participation in our Public Service Training Program? Please include how you see yourself contributing to the community in the future.
What draws you to a career in politics and public service? What leaders inspire you and why?
What else do you believe we should know about you as a candidate for this program?
DIVERSITY (optional)
We value diversity, equity and inclusion in all of our program work. We encourage you to provide the following optional information.
Disability or special needs:
To complete your application, please include three references and upload your resume.
(example: Punky Brewster, 503-335-4867)
(example: Hans Solo, 971-597-0093)
(example: Laura Ingalls, 555-333-8777)
(Word document or pdf file)