Multnomah County Drainage District

The Multnomah County Drainage District, which operates and maintains the flood management system that protects the lives of people living in Portland, OR, is looking for a strategic communications partner.

The selected partner also will handle public opinion research and community/stakeholder engagement.

MCDD and adjoining water districts maintain the 27-mile levee system that runs along the Columbia River and Columbia Slough.

They support critical infrastructure, such as Portland International Airport, electrical substations and three interstate highways. The districts also are the region’s back-up drinking water supplier.

The water districts plan to negotiate PR contracts for up to five years pegged in the $2M range.

Proposals are due March 11. Firms must be registered at the Oregon Buys portal at

Read the RFP (PDF).