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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland Parks & Recreation Announces New Space Grants for Artists

February 12, 2019

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has announced a new pilot program offering grants for artists and arts organizations to lease under-used PP&R spaces for free.

This program is one of the recommendations in the Arts Affordability Plan Council adopted last spring. The idea is simple – provide artists access to under-used space in PP&R facilities in exchange for a community benefit like free performances, lectures, or donating public art to public institutions like schools and hospitals.

Portland’s rapid growth and affordability crisis threatens to displace artists and arts organizations. The arts are the soul of our city – they contribute to our local economy and our brand, they inspire us, and they make our community special.

You can find more information about the grants and apply here. If you have any questions, please contact our Arts Affordability Hatfield Fellow, Tracy Schreiber, at tracy.schreiber@portlandoregon.gov.

The Weekly Catch

Opinion: Portland Is Safer in the Joint Terrorism Task Force

Nick Fish in The Oregonian

 

Council Stands Against Hate Speech and Hate Groups

Nick Fish Blog

 

Outside Work – Part II

Nick Fish Blog

Parks

Announcing Portland Parks & Recreation’s New Director

Nick Fish Blog

 

Appointment of Adena Long as The New Director Of PP&R

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

Portland Parks Looks to New York City for Its Next Parks Director

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City Hires New Yorker to Head Portland Parks & Recreation

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune

 

Big Deficit, New Director at Portland Parks

KGW News

 

Portland Parks & Rec. Facing Huge Budget Deficit

Gordon R. Friedman in The Oregonian

Unreinforced Masonry

City Council Majority Now Against Building Warning Placards

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

McMenamins’ Crystal Ballroom Removed From City’s List of Earthquake-Vulnerable Buildings

Elliot Njus in The Oregonian

Central Eastside Enhanced Services District

City Approves Updated Proposal for Security Patrol on Central Eastside

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Eastside District a New Template for Homeless, Housed Relations

Kaia Sand in Street Roots News

Harbor of Hope

Portland, Harbor of Hope Celebrate New Homeless Shelter, But Questions Remain

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

City Officials, Developers Break Ground on Homeless Navigation Center

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

 

Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle Is Donating More Than $3 Million to the Oregon Harbor of Hope Shelter

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

Police

Portland Approves Payout for Officer Who Made Racist Remark

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

City Council Votes 4 to 1 to Approve Settlement Agreement for Fired Portland Police Sgt. Gregg Lewis

Maxine Bernstein in The Oregonian

 

City Council Approves $100,000 Settlement for Racist Cop

Alex Zielinski in the Portland Mercury

Inclement Weather

Portland Drivers Struggled on Snow And Ice, Crashing At Least 88 Times On Monday Night and Tuesday Morning

Katie Shepherd in Willamette Week

 

Arts

Meet Portland’s New Arts Chief, Madison Cario

April Baer in OPB News

 

RACC Announces A More Equitable Funding Plan for Arts Organizations in Portland

RACC Pressroom

 

In Other News

Aging Columbia River Levees Need Improvements Near PIR

Amy Frazier in KOIN 6 News

 

Let it Flow During Next Columbia River Flood?

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Portland Funded Apartments to Bring Back People Pushed Out of Their Neighborhoods. The Building Is Still Mostly Vacant.

Rachel Monahan in Willamette Week

 

I-5 Rose Quarter Project Comment Period Extended

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Canzano: Trail Blazers Likely to be Sold, Creating Some Angst at City Hall

John Canzano in The Oregonian

 

Lunar New Year Celebrated Around the Globe: Year of The Pig

The Oregonian

Council Stands Against Hate Speech and Hate Groups

February 7, 2019

This afternoon, City Council took a strong stand against hate speech, hate groups, and white supremacy.

Special thanks to Asena Lawrence on the Fish team for her role in working collaboratively with the community to draft today’s resolution and to organize the hearing.

Background

Resolution

Announcing Portland Parks & Recreation’s New Director

February 7, 2019Adena Long

Today, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced the appointment of Adena Long as the new Director of Portland Parks & Recreation.

“I am delighted that Adena will lead the next era of Portland Parks & Recreation,” said Commissioner Fish. “A long-time public servant with over 20 years of experience with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Adena brings deep operational experience and a record of collaborative and innovative leadership.”

Long’s appointment follows an extensive national recruitment that engaged Parks bureau employees, Parks Board members, friends groups and partner organizations, community members, and City colleagues.

“I am honored to be chosen by Commissioner Fish to head Portland Parks & Recreation,” Adena said. “Portlanders are passionate about their parks and recreation programs. I look forward to engaging the community on the challenging and important work of the bureau.”

A native New Yorker, Adena began her NYC Parks career as a seasonal Urban Park Ranger in 1997. She steadily moved up the ranks, and in 2010 became the first woman, and youngest-ever, to serve as Parks Borough Commissioner for Staten Island.

In 2018, she was recognized as manager of the year for New York City Parks. Adena has served as Deputy Commissioner for Urban Park Service and Public Programs since 2016.

Adena will assume her duties on February 19, 2019.

Media

Portland Parks Looks to New York City for Its Next Parks Director

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

City Hires New Yorker to Head Portland Parks & Recreation

Nick Budnick in the Portland Tribune