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River Plan Committee Members

Planning Director Gil Kelley and Planning Commissioner Don Hanson selected the following people to serve on the River Plan Committee.  A diverse group of candidates was formed through a series of discussions with neighborhood and business leaders, community groups actively involved in river issues, City Council offices, bureau directors, and planning commissioners. Candidates were invited to participate in interviews with River Plan Project Manager, Sallie Edmunds, and River Renaissance Initiative Manager, Michael Montgomery.
 
 
Committee Chair and Members
 
Don Hanson, Committee Chair, Planning Commissioner
As a Principal for Otak Architects and Engineers, Mr. Hanson possesses extensive local planning knowledge and experience that he will use to guide the Committee.  His diverse portfolio of professional work as a planner and landscape architect in the northwest has provided an understanding for projects ranging from parks and open space planning to commercial and industrial development.  He also serves on the Development Review Advisory Committee for Portland and is a native Portlander.
 
Pauline Anderson
Pauline Anderson is a lifelong resident of Portland. She has demonstrated her commitment to civic involvement and public service as a Multnomah County Commissioner and the first female president of City Club. She has served on numerous Boards of Directors including the YMCA, Central City Concern and the Oregon Parks Foundation. Mrs. Anderson lives on a houseboat and served as Commodore and Board Member for the Oregon Yacht Club.
 
Jason Graf
As an urban designer for a local firm, Mr. Graf analyzes downtowns across the country and seeks solutions for revitalization and future redevelopment. A North Portland resident, Mr. Graf has been active in the community through his Neighborhood Association, the Albina Youth Opportunity School, as well as editing the Boise Voice Community Newspaper and volunteer work with SOLV.
 
Bob Naito
Mr. Naito, a native Portlander, is a developer and a renovator of historic structures including the gold level LEED certified Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center.  He also helped spearhead the community effort to build the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, and has served as the garden's board president.  As a teenager, Bob worked for the family business where his duties brought him into direct contact with the Port as a laborer unloading shipping containers of dishes imported from overseas. 
 
Melissa Powers
Ms. Powers' professional life has been dedicated to environmental law.  As a Lewis and Clark alumni and professor, she has published articles regarding salmon habitat restoration and hydroelectric power.  Ms. Powers enjoys gardening and travel, including a recent visit to Ireland. For relaxation, she also throws pottery.
 
Greg Wolley
Greg Wolley has devoted most of his career to resource conservation initiatives. He has worked as a preserve manager for The Nature Conservancy, a Natural Resources Planner for Metro, and Community Affairs Coordinator for TriMet. He served on citizen advisory committees to develop recreation master plans for Los Angeles and Multnomah Counties, and as an Urban Forestry Commissioner for the City of Portland. Mr. Wolley founded the African American Outdoor Association, and most recently, he began working with the City of Portland to increase the number of women, minority and small business consultants that do business with the City. Mr. Wolley has lived in Northeast Portland for fifteen years.
 
Krystyna Wolniakowski
Krystyna has dedicated most of her professional life to the management and protection of water resources in Oregon and Central Europe. As Pacific Northwest Regional Director for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Ms. Wolniakowski oversees over 300 grant projects in six states including a partnership with the Bonneville Power Administration to manage water transactions for the Columbia River Basin, and recently established the Oregon Governor's Fund for the Environment. Ms. Wolniakowski enjoys sailing, fly-fishing, and SCUBA diving.