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On Saturday, Nick attended a birthday celebration and tribute for the late Charles Jordan at his namesake community center.
Charles was the first African-American City Commissioner, a longtime Director of Portland Parks & Recreation, and a fierce advocate for parks and recreation.
The event featured activities for kids, community center class demonstrations, a Parks Teen Force basketball tournament, a performance by the Bethel AME Church Choir, cake and refreshments, and more!
During Nick’s first tour of duty as Parks Commissioner, he proposed renaming the University Park Community Center after Charles Jordan. Council unanimously agreed, and Parks held a rededication ceremony on July 22, 2012 – which Charles attended.
Special thanks to Michelle Harper and Dion Jordan for organizing the inspiring celebration of Charles Jordan’s life and legacy.
Today, Nick toured The Standard’s 11th annual Volunteer Expo. Over 100 nonprofits packed Pioneer Courthouse Square for the annual event designed to showcase community service opportunities.
Nick visited booths for the Portland Parks Foundation, Pittock Mansion, the Japanese Garden, Harper’s Playground, Rose CDC, The Grotto, SOLVE, Growing Gardens, Human Solutions, P:ear, the Children’s Cancer Association, and more.
Special thanks to The Standard President and CEO Greg Ness, Senior Director of Public Affairs Bob Speltz, and all the nonprofits who participated.
September 3, 2019
Join us in welcoming Herico Phillip Aiten to the Fish team! She is our Constituent Relations Coordinator.
Herico was born on the Island of Saipan, but her family comes from the Island of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. Her family migrated to Oregon when she was 6 months old and since then, Portland has been her home.
Herico is a first-generation college graduate from Portland State University with a B.S in Social Science. She has been involved with many student organizations while in college, including the EMPOWER scholarship, Mentoring Alder Portland State program (MAPS), Student Activity & Leadership Programs, The Women’s Resource Center, and volunteered with the PSU Islanders Club.
Prior to the city she was also an intern for Multnomah County for a year and a half where she learned more about public service and government relations.