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The Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Portland invite you to join them as they recognize and celebrate the 31ST Annual Spirit of Portland Awards winners at City Hall on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
The Spirit of Portland Awards recognize local individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to positive change in our community. Award winners are those who have not only worked to improve the community, but who have also gone above and beyond a dedication to civic engagement in order to make a lasting impact.
Award winners are chosen from nominations submitted by fellow Portlanders by a selection committee of representatives from the Commissioners’ offices, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Neighborhood Associations, and other diverse community organizations. The Mayor and each Commissioner also selects special award winners to recognize specific works and achievements.
There will be a traditional Tongan performance during the event. Cake will be served following the event.
City Hall is located on the bus mall downtown and the City Hall MAX stop for the orange, yellow and green lines.
Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided at the event.
The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and/or those needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please notify Juliette Muracchioli no less than five business days prior to the event at (503) 823-9666 or Spiritofportland@portlandoregon.gov; TTY: (503) 823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service at (800) 735-2900.
Outstanding Community Leader
Emanuel Price, SCAFE Portland
Outstanding Community Group or Organization
Zomi Association of the United States
Enough is Enough PDX
Outstanding Young Leader
Kallie Kurtz, Teen Services Coordinator, Matt Dishman Community Center
Individual Making a Difference
Suzanne Stahl, Portland Commission on Disability
Organization Making a Difference
Portland Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America
Neighborhood Association of the Year
Markham Neighborhood Association – Donna Herron, President and Kim Herron, Vice-President
Business Association of the Year
Portland Area Business Association (PABA)
Business Community Partner of the Year
Po’Shines Café de la Soul
Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship Award
Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Portland State University
Equity in Practice
Jennifer Devlin, BES Community Watershed Stewardship Program Staff and Partners
Innovative City Leader
Som Nath Subedi, Parks for New Portlanders
Bedmart Mattress Superstores
Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Mike Verbout, North Portland activist
Mount Tabor Neighborhood Association and Portland Water Bureau
Commissioner Nick Fish
Debbie Aiona, League of Women Voters
Bernie Foster, Founder of The Skanner
Commissioner Dan Saltzman
Free Geek Technology Services
Michael Balter, President Emeritus, Boys & Girls Aid
Commissioner Steve Novick
Kem Marks, Division Midway Alliance
Anti-Displacement PDX Coalition
Lifetime Achievement Award
Mrs. Clara Mae Peoples, Mother of Juneteenth in Portland
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Juliette Muracchioli, Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Previous winners of the Spirit of Portland Awards from 1985 through 2014
Nomination forms for 2015 Spirit of Portland awards, in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese.
Award recipients for 2015 Spirit of Portland awards
Winners of the 2014 Spirit of Portland Awards
Press Release - Spirit of Portland Awards Nominations Open Through Friday, September 11th, 2015
Press release announcing the 2015 31st Annual Spirit of Portland Awards and ceremony event details.