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Commissioner Amanda Fritz Town Hall Monday November 30th

Commissioner Amanda Fritz cordially invites you a Town Hall meeting to share information, ask questions and give feedback on current policy issues in Portland. Monday November 30th, PCC SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave, Community Hall Annex.

Commissioner Amanda Fritz cordially invites you a Town Hall meeting to share information, ask questions and give feedback on current policy issues in Portland.  

Topics will include:

  • City of Portland Budget, with particular focus on priorities in Portland Parks      & Recreation
  • Parks Workers pay and working conditions
  • Tree Code (Title 11)
  • Right to Dream Too (R2DToo) potential relocation
  • Open forum for you to share issues of concern

Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM (Note: We will start and end promptly.  You are welcome to attend for all or part of the forum)

Location: PCC SE Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97216. Community Hall Annex (COMX).

Spanish language translation will be available.

Light refreshments will be provided. The closest parking is in Lot F on 79th Ave. TriMet operates bus 4 and 72 near the SE Campus. 

Please contact Jasmine Wadsworth at 503-823-3008 or email her at with questions. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-2036, TTY 503-823-6868 with such requests or visit Requests must be made by Friday, November 27, 2105.

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel Wednesday December 2

Legislative Advocacy 101 will provide community members with tips on how to be effective advocates for their community or neighborhood during the upcoming 2016 and 2017 state legislative sessions and the 114th Congress.

Get Ready for the 2016 and 2017 State Legislative Sessions!

Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

6:00 PM to 8: 00 PM

Portland Building, 2nd floor, Auditorium

1120 SW 5th Ave., Portland

Legislative Advocacy 101 will provide community members with tips on how to be effective advocates for their community or neighborhood during the upcoming 2016 and 2017 state legislative sessions and the 114th Congress. A panel of elected officials, congressional staff, and community advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state and federal levels.



Information you will gain from the panel

  • How to work effectively with legislators and their staff
  • Strategies for mobilizing your membership base or coalitions to maximize advocacy impact
  • Lobbying do’s and don’ts


Language Accessibility

Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided at the event.

The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please notify us by Wednesday, November 25 if you need assistance.

PHONE: (503) 823-3093


TTY: (503) 823-6868

Oregon Relay Service at (800) 735-2900

Transit Access

The event is located on the downtown transit mall next to Yellow, Green, and Orange MAX lines.

Questions about specific legislative items? Contact the Mayor and City Commissioners

If you have questions about specific legislative issues, please contact City Council Offices. You can find contact information at this link (see photos of Mayor and Commissioners on left side of page):

Co-Sponsored by

City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Office of Government Relations, and Office of Commissioner Amanda Fritz

For more information contact

Arolia McSwain

Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), Community and Neighborhood Involvement Center (CNIC)

PHONE: (503) 823-3093



Commissioner Fritz Announces New Staff Appointments


City Commissioner Amanda Fritz announced today the appointment of Tim Crail as her new Chief of Staff.  “I am very pleased that Tim will be taking on this responsibility on a permanent basis,” Fritz said.  “Tim and I have worked together for over twenty years, first as community volunteers and now in City Hall for almost seven years.  He has been fulfilling many of the roles of Chief of Staff periodically over the past several months, and has demonstrated his ability to support our team in working with others in City Hall and the bureaus to get results for Portlanders.”  Fritz noted the creation of the City Budget Office in 2012, and the 2015 Council directive assigning half of all one time budget surplus money to infrastructure maintenance, as examples of initiatives for which Crail led the staff work.

Crail has worked as a policy advisor and bureau liaison in Fritz’s office since her first day in office, January 2, 2009.  Since June 2013 he has served as a liaison to Portland Parks & Recreation, a role he will continue in part as Chief of Staff.

“I am looking forward to taking on this new responsibility and appreciate the opportunity that this position provides,” Crail said. “Commissioner Fritz is working on several policy initiatives which we are excited about, in addition to our bureaus’ work.  We aim to get a lot done by the end of the year.”

Prior to his Parks liaison responsibilities, Crail served as a liaison to the Bureau of Emergency Communications and the former Office of Cable Communications and Franchise Management (now the Office for Community Technology).  He has also served as Fritz’s budget advisor, media liaison, and labor liaison, responsibilities he will continue to cover as Chief of Staff.

Crail is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Law School and a member of the Oregon State Bar Association.  He worked at the State Capitol in Salem as a Legislative Assistant for the 1995, 1997, and 1999 sessions.  He was Amanda’s campaign treasurer, steering committee chair, and chief advisor during her City Council campaigns in 2006 and 2008, successfully navigating the challenges of the initial cycles of Portland's Public Campaign Financing system.  For nearly ten years, Tim was a home-parent to his two children, volunteering at Markham Elementary School, including three years on the Site Council.  He served on committees at Metro, SW Neighborhoods, Inc., City of Portland, and Portland Public Schools, and for nine years on the Multnomah County Planning Commission. Outside of working with Commissioner Fritz, he enjoys reading fiction, listening to a wide variety of music, and travel.

Current Chief of Staff, Tom Bizeau, will continue to work part-time for Commissioner Fritz.  “I greatly value what Tom brings to the City and my team, and I look forward to his continued involvement in my office,” said Fritz.  “I am grateful to Tom for nearly seven years of leadership and dedication as my Chief of Staff, and thankful for his willingness to continue working with me on important policy initiatives after 30 years in public service.”  Fritz cited Earned Sick Leave and the revised Neonicotinoid Policy to protect pollinators as two examples of Bizeau’s leadership.

Commissioner Fritz also announced other staffing changes, in her first major office restructuring since 2009.  Senior Policy Analyst Patti Howard will be the lead liaison to Portland Parks & Recreation.  Senior Policy Advisor Claire Adamsick is the lead liaison to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.  Cristina Nieves and Jasmine Wadsworth are promoted to Policy Advisors, in addition to their responsibilities as Executive Assistant and Community Services Specialist, respectively.  Senior Policy Analyst Dora Perry was recently appointed Equity and Policy Manager at the Bureau of Development Services in June, leaving after six and a half years working with Fritz’s team.

“It has been a challenging year,” said Commissioner Fritz.  “My new Chief of Staff and I are looking forward to stepping up our commitment to serving the people of Portland even more.”