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Bureau of Human Resources

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Phone: 503-823-3572

Benefits Line: 503-823-6031

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Rm 404, Portland, OR 97204

Anna Kanwit Biography

Anna Kanwit


Anna has been Director of the Bureau of Human Resources since May 2012, and was Assistant HR Director for 11½ years.  Her career in government began in 1991 as a Senior Deputy City Attorney in the City Attorney’s Office, where she advised bureaus on employment law matters.  From 1983 to 1991, Anna practiced law with two Portland-area boutique law firms, specializing in labor and employment law.  She earned a J.D. degree in 1983 from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and a B.A. from Reed College in 1976.

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