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Commissioner Steve Novick

Official Website for Commissioner Steve Novick

Phone: 503-823-4682

fax: 503-823-4019

1221 SW 4th Ave. Suite 210, Portland, OR 97204

Meet Our New Multnomah Youth Commission Liaison Grace Ramstad!

Please join me in welcoming Grace Ramstad to Team Novick!

Grace will be working on a priority issue of mine, later high school start times, in addition to other policy work. She is currently a high school senior at Centennial High School, and anticipates graduating and enrolling in a college or university this fall. Grace began her policy research on later high school start times as it related to her work on chronic absenteeism as a Multnomah Youth Commissioner

With significant community service and student leadership experience, Grace will continue to work with our office on finding a solution to teenage sleep deprivation. Her insight is also valuable to our policy work as the student representative on the Centennial School Board.

Grace’s passion for her community led to her leadership on founding the nonprofit Food for Families, “providing a mobile food pantry/mobile market to the members of the Centennial community.” Coordinating and planning with other Future Business Leaders of America, Grace established a way to reduce hunger in her community by using a donated school bus from the school district and providing the first mobile market of its kind.

Grace also earned the 2015 Multnomah County Volunteer Award and the Gresham Great Young Citizen Award for her outstanding service.  

As a 2016 Rose Festival Court Princess, Grace makes Centennial and Portland proud!

Grace can be reached at 503-823-4682, and is in the office on Mondays (after school of course).