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Dan Saltzman

Commissioner, City of Portland

Phone: 503-823-4151

Fax: 503-823-3036

1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 230, Portland, OR 97204

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City lowers flag in honor of 5-year old Mahanarye Noa (Jun 25, 2012)


Contact: Amy Trieu, (503) 823-3035,

On Monday July 2, the flag of the City of Portland will be lowered in honor of 5-year old Mahanarye Noa, a victim of child abuse. The City of Portland flag is lowered at City Hall, the Portland Building, the World Trade Center, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Jeld-Wen Field.

On Wednesday, June 27 at the 9:30am Portland City Council meeting at Portland City Hall, Commissioner Dan Saltzman will make remarks in honor of Mahanarye.

“Mahanarye was a bright, loving child, and because of child abuse, he will have no tomorrows,” said Commissioner Saltzman. “I am appalled that this abuse happened in his home, a place where every child should always feel safe.”

City Council approved a resolution in April 2009 to lower the City’s flag in honor of children who die from abuse, neglect, or homicidal violence. This marks the ninth time that the flag has been lowered.


Anyone who has information about this case is asked to call Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0449.