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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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About the Watershed Health and Environment Policy Expert Group

Building on the Portland Plan directions the Watershed Health and Environment PEG will refine the habitat connections concept and explore how such a network of habitat corridors and green infrastructure investments can improve watershed health and access to nature for Portlanders among other things. (Implementing the Equity Framework and Healthy Connected City strategy of the Portland Plan)


Meeting Schedule

The Watershed Health and Environment PEG will hold meetings on the following dates:

  • June 18, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • July 6, 10 a.m. to noon at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • July 31, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • August 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, room to be determined
  • September 27, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • October 24, 4 to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • November 28, 4 to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A
  • December: There will be no meeting in December.
  • January 23, 4 to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A
  • February 27, 4 to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • March: There will be no meeting in March to allow members to attend Comprehensive Plan Update community workshops
  • April 24, 4 to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • May 22, 4 to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • June 26, 4 to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
  • Future dates to be determined

For transit directions, we recommend TriMet Trip Planner. For driving and Biking directions, we recommend Google Maps. There is on-street metered parking and a parking garage located beneath the building. Check our News and Updates page for more information including meeting agendas and minutes. 


Potential Topics

The Watershed Health & Environment Policy Expert Group will focus their discussion on draft policy areas that have not already been adopted by City Council. These include:

  • ecosystem functions and services  
  • cumulative impacts
  • environmental justice
  • natural hazards
  • habitat corridors
  • designing with nature, and
  • other key topics identified by the PEG. 

The PEG will also evaluate growth scenarios through a watershed health and environmental lens.


List of Members

Community members have been chosen for their experience and ability to draw on the feedback and experiences of a larger community or constituency regarding perspectives on the topic of their PEG, and for their ability to collect feedback from that community or constituency when needed. Agency staff members have been chosen to bring an agency perspective to PEG discussions and to be able to take back and share PEG developments within their agencies, getting feedback when needed.

Learn more about the members of the Watershed Health and Environment PEG.

Ann Beier, Portland Office of Healthy Working Rivers

Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Claire Carder, Community Member

Corky Collier, Community Member

Ben Duncan, Multnomah County Health Department

Sharon Gary-Smith, Community Member

Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, Community Member

Don Hanson, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission

Marla Harrison, Port of Portland

Mike Houck, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission

Roberta Jortner, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Maryhelen Kincaid, Community Member

Noelwah Netusil, Community Member

Thomas Puttman, Community Member

Emily Roth, Portland Parks & Recreation

Bob Sallinger, Community Member

Jonathon Soll, Metro

Jennifer Thompson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Paul Ward, Yakama Nation

Marie Walkiewicz, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Jeri Williams, Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement


Staff

Sallie Edmunds, Lead
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Sallie.Edmunds@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6950

Shannon Buono, Staff
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Shannon.Buono@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-7662


Facilitator

Dena Marshall, Decisions Decisions