2021 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 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 contact information for two references below.

Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, July 31, 2020.
(board service, volunteer activity, etc.)
Highest level of education: *
Type of business *
Please limit responses to 150 words.
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.
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 civic activities and what motivated you to become involved. How much time do you currently devote to volunteer work?
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 list two references and upload your resume.
(please fill in Name, Title, Email Address)
please fill in Name, Title, Email Address
(Word document or pdf file)