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Spirit of Portland Awards 2015 - nominations now accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

2015 Spirit of Portland Awards – Nominations now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

The City Council presents Spirit of Portland Awards each year to individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to our community. Please nominate an individual, business, organization, neighborhood or business association that has created a project, service or event that has helped Portland shine! Nominations will be accepted in an individual’s native language. 

Save the Date! Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony       

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location TBD 

How do I nominate someone?

  • Step One: Complete the nomination form for the organization or individual you want to nominate. Find nomination forms here. Versions in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali.
  • Step Two: Submit a one to two page narrative describing how your nominee exemplifies any of the categories listed below and attach it to this nomination form. (See detailed descriptions on nomination form.) Use a 12-point font or greater. The Selection Committee will not review additional pages.
  • Step Three: Submit this form with your narrative to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, please see contact information below.

2015 Spirit of Portland Awards Category Descriptions

Outstanding Leadership Awards

  • Outstanding Community Leader
  • Outstanding Young Leader
  • Individual Making a Difference
  • Innovative City Leader Award

Outstanding Organization Awards

  • Business Community Partner of the Year
  • Community Group/Organization of the Year
  • Neighborhood Association of the Year
  • Organization Making a Difference

Awards for Outstanding Leadership or Organization

  • Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship
  • Equity in Practice

Note

  • Award winners in the past are less likely to win, unless involved in a new project.  Check here for past winners between 1985 and 2014. 

Deadline for submitting nominations

  • 4 pm, Friday, September 11, 2015 

 Send completed nomination forms to 

 ADA or ESL accommodations

 To help ensure equal access to programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities and/or for those for whom English is a Second Language. Call 503-823-3093 or TTY 503-823-6868 or email spiritofportland@portlandoregon.gov to request assistance with accommodations.

To nominate individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to our community

Questions

Juliette Muracchioli at 503-823-3093 or spiritofportland@portlandoregon.gov

 

Kenton Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: August 24, 2015

Environmental Services is replacing about 7,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Kenton neighborhood that are between 80 and 90 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Kenton Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: August 24, 2015

Environmental Services is replacing about 7,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the Kenton neighborhood that are between 80 and 90 years old and deteriorating due to age. This project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

DEVELOPMENTS OF NOTE

  • Most mainline repairs and replacements are complete. However, you may still see crews on your street working on spot repairs and “punch list” items over the next six weeks. Punch list items are small repairs or other minor pieces of work that need attention after the main work is completed.
  • Crews will be reseeding the field adjacent to De La Salle North High School (7528 N Fenwick Ave). Please stay off of newly seeded areas. On September 8th, the contractor will be replacing a section of fence that was taken down to give access to machines working on the sewer line under the field.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

This schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors, including underground conditions, weather, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. As the contractor completes construction on each street, work crews apply a temporary asphalt patch. They will return at a later date to apply permanent paving.

As weather and availability of work crews and equipment allow, crews are nearing completion of final paving on streets where sewer repairs are complete. Due to these circumstances, paving work may occur that is not part of this notice and some scheduled final paving may be delayed.

Week of August 24th:

  • Throughout project area – crews will be doing minor repairs, spot paving and replacing a small number of private branches to connect residences to the main public sewer line.
  • Kenton Park – Crews will begin preparation for mainline repairs along the north side of the park. Please stay away from work zones and keeps kids and pets away from any construction activities. All pathways will remain open during construction in the park.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/kenton.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have project related concerns, particularly regarding business operations, disability and/or medical issues or business deliveries. We strive to respond quickly, minimize disruption to your residence or business and ensure open and honest communication throughout the project.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.

Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

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The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 71

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

Link to this advisory: http://bit.ly/1NADvey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera 503-823-3723

Dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

@PBOTinfo

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes
from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

(Aug. 21, 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave 4.93 lane miles of NE Halsey Street.

NE Halsey Street includes bike lanes and public transit stops. During work hours, expect to see signs indicating lane closures and detours. Consider using alternate routes. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check trimet.org/alerts.

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

 

Join Mayor Hales at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, Aug. 23

The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente takes place in Southeast Portland this Sunday, Aug. 23, showing off seven miles of streets to traffic-free bicycling, walking, rolling and other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Link to this news release: http://bit.ly/1J5pWk5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Dylan Rivera 503-823-3723

Dylan.rivera@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Bureau of Transportation

@PBOTinfo

NEWS RELEASE

Join Mayor Hales at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways, Aug. 23

(Aug. 19, 2015) – The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente takes place in Southeast Portland this Sunday, Aug. 23, showing off seven miles of streets to traffic-free bicycling, walking, rolling and other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mayor Charlie Hales will join in the fun beginning at Portland Sunday Parkways’ new park – Sewallcrest Park at SE 31st Avenue and SE Stephens Street at 11 a.m.

“Portland Sunday Parkways gives every family a chance to experience our community’s creative placemaking,” Mayor Hales said. “It shows off the best of what makes Portland a great city to live, travel and play.”

Though it is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, many City bureaus will participate in this wildly popular event to say hello and provide information to residents and visitors alike. At the Mayor’s first stop in Sewallcrest Park, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will have its Climate Action station. Riding clockwise, the next stop will be Colonel Summers Park, where the Portland Fire & Rescue trucks will be on hand for some CPR instruction and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management will talk about preparedness. Continuing on to Laurelhurst Park, a Portland Parks & Recreation climbing wall and slip and slide will be on hand. The last stop will be Ivon Park, with the Portland Water Bureau water station. And of course, PBOT will be at all parks with walking and biking information.

Sunday Parkways is a series of five free community events opening Portland’s largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, and roll and discover active transportation. The event series, held in a different neighborhood once a month from May to September, is hugely popular; total attendance topped 108,000 in 2014.

By holding traffic-free Sunday Parkways on routes that include neighborhood greenways and connect parks, PBOT hopes to encourage people of all backgrounds to get out and get active every day. Neighborhood greenway streets are designed with bike markings and low speed limits for everyone to bike, stroll, roll, skate and play on traffic-free streets. The Aug. 23 Sunday Parkways route connects four Southeast Portland Parks – Sewallcrest, Colonel Summers, Laurelhurst and Ivon Parks.

The event’s detailed Sunday Parkways route map shows the route as well as bus and light rail options to help area residents get to Sunday Parkways via bike and public transit. A schedule and listing of event highlights are available on the Sunday Parkways Southeast Portland brochure.

For maps and more information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599. Follow us on Facebook at PortlandSundayParkways and on Twitter @SundayParkways.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility. www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation