The Mayor and Commissioners of the City of Portland recognized and celebrated the 31st Annual Spirit of Portland Awards winners at City Hall on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
The Spirit of Portland Awards recognize local individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to positive change in our community. Award winners are those who have not only worked to improve the community, but who have also gone above and beyond a dedication to civic engagement in order to make a lasting impact.
Award winners are chosen from nominations submitted by fellow Portlanders by a selection committee of representatives from the Commissioners’ offices, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Neighborhood Associations, and other diverse community organizations. The Mayor and each Commissioner also selects special award winners to recognize specific works and achievements.
The 2015 Spirit of Portland Award for Equity in Practice went to Jennifer Devlin, who has managed the Community Watershed Stewardship Program for the Bureau of Environmental Services since 2002.
2015 Spirit of Portland "Equity in Practice" award winner Jennifer Devlin, third from right with City Commissioner Nick Fish, second from right