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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Budget Advisory Committee

The Portland Parks & Recreation Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) is comprised of community members, PP&R supporters, neighborhood and underserved community coalition members, and labor partners. The BAC represents a wide variety of interests from stakeholders across the city. The information below is as of October 31, 2013.

BAC Meetings

  • November 5, 5:30 pm – New BAC Member Orientation
  • November 21, 5:30 pm – 1900 Building (1900 SW 4th Ave), Room 2500 B
  • December 5, 5:30 pm – Portland Building (1120 SW Fifth Ave), 2nd Floor, Conference Room B
  • January 8, 6:00 pm – Community Comment Budget Meeting, location TBD
  • January 16, 5:30 pm – Portland Building (1120 SW Fifth Ave), 2nd Floor, Conference Room B

Portland Parks Board Members
Mike Alexander, Judy Bluehorse Skelton, Mary Anne Cassin, Kathy Fong Stevens, Nick Hardigg (member ex-officio), Dion Jordan, Andy Nelson, Tony Magliano (member ex-officio), Jim Owens, Meryl Redisch (member ex-officio), Linda Robinson, Shelli Romero, Bob Sallinger, Christa Thoeresz, Tricia Tillman, Sue Van Brocklin, Julie Vigeland, Mauricio Villarreal

Labor Partners

  • Scott Gibson (PP&R park services) - DCTU
  • Tim Haberman (PP&R recreation) - Local 483
  • Gerry Verhoef (PP&R engineering) - COPPEA

Neighborhood Coalition Members

  • Brenda McSweeney, East Portland Neighborhood Office
  • Amy Lewin, Southeast Uplift
  • Paul Anthony, Northeast Coalition of Neighbors
  • Carol Chesarek, Neighbors West/Northwest
  • Steve Mullinax, Southwest Neighbors, Inc
  • Joshua Shirley, Central Northeast Neighbors

  • Philip Kalberer, Downtown Community

The following PP&R staff (non-represented) are in attendance at the BAC meetings to provide answers to questions and additional facilitation and background.

  • Mike Abbaté, PP&R Director
  • Warren Jimenez, PP&R Assistant Director
  • Eileen Argentina, PP&R Services Manager
  • Margaret Evans, PP&R Workforce Development Manager
  • Deborah Lev, PP&R City Nature Manager
  • Kia Selley, PP&R Planning, Development & Asset Manager
  • Jeff Shaffer, PP&R Finance Manager
  • Jennifer Yocom, PP&R Community Relations Manager
  • Todd Lofgren, PP&R Property Manager
  • Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, PP&R Community Engagement Manager