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Quasi-Public Entities

What are Quasi-Public Entities?

In general, "quasi-public" entities are publicly chartered bodies that provide a public service and are overseen by an appointed board, commission, or committee. Typically, these organizations do not rely on the State's General Fund to operate.
The information provided below is for a number of quasi-public entities in the State of Oregon.
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HB 2946 (2017) Reporting

During the 2017 Legislative Session HB 2946 was passed. Per HB 2946 section 1(7)(a)(C) and sections (F) through (N), the following information was requested as an addition to the Oregon Transparency Website.

To meet the requirements of HB 2946, a composite report of data and information from the Semi-independent agencies, public corporations, and insurance entities mentioned in the bill are included through the two reports provided below.

HB 2946: Semi-Independent Agencies, Public Corporations, Insurance Entities Report

Data Viewing Options

Data Links: Click on either of the report links below and a new window will open and redirect you to the dataset.

Table View of the Report  (use to view and download all data) ​​

 List View of the Report​   (use to view individual data entries)

Data Viewers: In addition, for your convenience, a Data Viewer is also provided below for both the Table View and the List View formats.

To open either of the data viewers below, click on the    icon in the top right hand corner of the frame. A new window will open, and you will be able to use a wide range of tools to: visualize, filter, or download data.


 HB 2946: Semi-Independent Agencies, Public Corporations, and Insurance Entities Report - Table View



 HB 2946: Semi-Independent Agencies, Public Corporations, and Insurance Entities Report – List View



Home Forward (Formerly: The Housing Authority of Portland)

The mission of Home Forward is to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward has a special responsibility to those who encounter barriers to housing because of income, disability, or special needs. Home Forward will continue to promote, operate and develop affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Home Forward will be a community leader to create public commitment, policies, and funding streams to preserve and develop affordable housing​

Four Commissioners represent the City of Portland, two represent the City of Gresham, and two represent Multnomah County. A ninth member — who participates in one of Home Forward’s housing programs — represents the residents and program participants. Commissioners are recommended from the area they serve, appointed by the Mayor of Portland, and approved by the Portland City Council. They serve on the Board for a four year term that is renewable.

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Lane Transit District (LTD)

Lane Transit District (LTD) was founded in 1970 under the laws of the State of Oregon that allowed the formation of transit districts as special taxing entities. The District began operating in the Eugene/Springfield area in 1970. LTD serves a population base of approximately 290,000 with a fleet of 119 buses (98 in revenue service as of October 2011) that travel 3.6 million miles annually.
LTD is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of seven members, each appointed by the Governor of Oregon. Each Board member represents a subdistrict of LTD's service area. The Board is responsible for development of District policies and hires and directs the activities of the general manager. The general manager, in turn, directs the daily activities of the District and is responsible for the overall management of the District and its employees.

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Portland Development Commission (PDC)

The Portland Development Commission (PDC) mission is to bring together resources to achieve Portland’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, and quality jobs and housing for all.
PDC is governed by a volunteer Board of Commissioners who are approved by City Council and report directly to Portland's Mayor. The Board is authorized by the City Charter to administer the business activities of the agency.

  • PDC - Budgets by Fiscal Year 


Summary: 2015-2016



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Port of Portland

The mission of the Port of Portland is to enhance the region's economy and quality of life by providing efficient cargo and air passenger access to national and global markets.

A nine-member commission, appointed by the Governor of Oregon and ratified by the Oregon Senate, sets Port policy during its monthly meetings. At least two commissioners must each live in one of the three counties in the Port district. The remaining members may live in any part of the state. Commissioners serve four-year terms and can be reappointed. The Commission appoints the Port's executive director


TriMet is a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon. It is a public body. It has broad powers to provide mass transportation on behalf of the district. It can issue and sell general obligation and revenue bonds, levy an employer payroll tax and levy a tax measured by net earnings from self-employment.

TriMet is governed by a seven-member board of directors. They are appointed by the Governor to represent, and must live in, certain geographical districts. The term of office is four years, but board members serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The board sets agency policy, enacts legislation (taxing and ordinances relating to police ordinances) and reviews certain contracts.

  • TriMet - Annual Reports




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