Jewel Lansing is being honored for her contributions as a trailblazer for women in elective office and a pioneer in government accountability. She served as Multnomah County Auditor from 1975 to 1982 and as Portland City Auditor from 1983 through 1986. Jewel was one of the first two women elected to Multnomah County government and was the fifth elected to Portland government. She introduced performance auditing to both jurisdictions, which focuses on how well operations and programs are performing.
Join Mayor Ted Wheeler for the proclamation declaring Jewel Lansing Day, Wednesday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the City Council Chamber. Afterward, you can stroll by the newly named Jewel Lansing Conference Room on the first floor between Rooms 130 and 140.