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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

2013- Guy Bodin

Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Dennis LoGiudice says:

Guy Bodin is one of the most dedicated volunteers we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  He is on the Pearl District Livability Team, the Graffiti Busters.  He has quite a bit of background in photography, and has been invaluable to documenting the graffiti for the City ofPortland’s Graffiti Abatement Program so that, if a prolific tagger is caught, there is enough evidence to bring a case forward.  

Guy is also very responsive in cleaning tags quickly.  This tactic is essential to ensure that taggers recognize that graffiti is not tolerated, and it also sends a message to vandals that there are people who care about livability inPortland’s neighborhoods. 

While doing the graffiti patrols, Guy also like to keep an eye on other conditions and/or safety issues that appear to degrade the neighborhood such as vandalism, car prowls, drug/alcohol use and drug dealing in illegal campgrounds, etc. He documents what he sees with photos and video and then uses this visual media to provoke neighborhood changes or action.

Since Guy’s career was in Public Health and Infectious Diseases, he is sensitive to the dangers of infectious biohazards left on the street where innocent persons can come in contact with them. He has worked with Livability’s partner, Crime Prevention, his neighborhood’s assigned NRT officer, ODOT/PBOT, and other city public officials to try to keep the Pearl neighborhood clean and safe.