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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Crow's Shadow

June 1, 2017

Yesterday, Council celebrated the 25th anniversary of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts.

Located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, Crow’s Shadow provides artistic and educational opportunities for Native Americans.

Their world-class printmaking studio and gallery space showcase original art. Crow’s Shadow also hosts workshops to teach Native American arts like weaving and beadwork, sharing this culture and heritage with future generations.

Nick was proud to join his colleagues in celebrating the work of this mission-driven non-profit and their role in our community. In the evening, he attended a reception at the Froelick Gallery featuring Crow’s Shadow artists.

Crow's Shadow Proclamation

The Weekly Catch

MAX Attack

 

A Message to Our City

Mayor Ted Wheeler

 

Portland MAX Attack: What We Know

Sarah Roth in KGW News

 

A City in Mourning

Doug Brown and Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

Water Bureau

 

Our Opinion: It's time to treat Bull Run water

The Portland Tribune Editorial Board

 

Sources Say: Cost of EPA Rules Adding Up, May Fall in Fish’s Lap

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

OPB's Think Out Loud News Roundtable (Segment Begins at 19:31)

Allison Frost and Sage Van Wing in OPB

 

OPB Politics Now Podcast May 26

OPB Staff

100% Renewable Energy

 

Ted Wheeler: Without federal leadership on climate protection, Portland must step up

Ted Wheeler in The Oregonian

 

Portland, Multnomah County Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Ted Sickinger in The Oregonian

 

Portland Council, Multnomah Co. Vote on Renewable Energy Resolution

Joseph English in KATU News

Vanport Mosaic

 

City Hall Watch: Vanport Day of Remembrance declared May 30

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

In Other News

 

City to announce Biketown expansion

KGW News

 

Why Are Electeds on the Portland City Council Called “Commissioners?”

Marty Smith in Willamette Week

Welcome Todd Lofgren!

June 6, 2017

Join us in welcoming Todd Lofgren to the Fish Team as our new Senior Policy Director!

Todd grew up in Wisconsin, with his Swedish father, a physical therapist working with children with physical disabilities, and an American mother, who owned her own small retail business.

Todd has embraced diverse cultures his entire life. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa, and then worked with a refugee resettlement agency in Tucson, Arizona. He also worked with the US Agency for International Development in Washington DC working on African issues.

Todd has a Master's in Public Administration and Policy from The University of Arizona. He has over 20 years of experience managing public, non-profit and private initiatives. From 2007 to 2015, Todd led a team to create innovative public-private partnerships at Portland Parks & Recreation. Prior to joining Commissioner Fish’s team, Todd spent two years living and working in Morocco, promoting economic development initiatives.

In his free time, Todd enjoys recreating with his family and friends in Portland parks and community centers, as well as hiking, fishing and skiing in Oregon's mountains and forests.

Hannah Mason Pump Station Ribbon Cutting

June 8, 2017

This morning, the Portland Water Bureau dedicated the new, energy-efficient Hannah Mason Pump Station. And we celebrated a strong partnership between the Energy Trust of Oregon, the Portland Water Bureau, Portland Parks and Recreation, and the community.

Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Directors Mike Stuhr and Mike Abate, Willamette Park neighbors, architects, builders, and city staff all joined the celebration.

In March, the Energy Trust of Oregon awarded the Water Bureau nearly $500,000 to support the project. Innovative design, new technology, and gravity make the pump station energy-efficient, saving ratepayers over $160,000 each year.

The new pump station is also built to last. It’s designed to withstand the “Big One,” and it will meet future demand in SW Portland.

The Hannah Mason Pump Station is the Water Bureau’s first major infrastructure project named after a woman. It replaces the Fulton Pump Station, the city’s second-oldest and the largest single use of electricity in the entire water system. It also features four state-of-the-art all-user restrooms.

You can learn more here.

Hannah Mason Pump Station Hannah Mason Pump Station

Hannah Mason Pump Station

Hannah Mason Pump Station

Ribbon Cutting Celebration All-User Restrooms

Ribbon Cutting Celebration

All-User Restrooms

Nick Speaking at the Ribbon Cutting

Nick thanking the Energy Trust of Oregon for their partnership and award

 

The Weekly Catch

Water Bureau

 

The 2017 Drinking Water Quality Report Is Available Online

The Portland Water Blog

Budget

 

Following Dispute, Portland's Final Budget Has $1.4 Million More For Homelessness

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland to up its contributions to Joint Office on Homeless Services

Jessica Floum in The Oregonian

Biogas

 

Portland and NW Natural partner to turn methane gas from sewage into clean fuel

Stuart Tomlinson in KATU News

New Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU

 

Jordan Schnitzer gives PSU $5 million for art museum in downtown Portland

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

In Other News

 

MAX attack victim Ricky Best remembered as 'martyr'

Samantha Swindler in The Oregonian

 

Portland Train Attack: Mayor Tells Patch 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do'

Colin Miner in the Portland Patch

 

Pete Mark, one of the storied names in Portland real estate and business, dies at 91

Andy Giegerich in the Portland Business Journal

 

City council vows to make changes after 911 wait time misreporting

Reed Andrews in KATU News

 

Portland eyes future of Willamette River, talks 'renaissance'

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

 

Welcome to Portland’s 1st pop-up beach

Steve Law in the Portland Tribune

 

Homer Williams is back with a new plan to create affordable housing

Molly Harbarger in The Oregonian

 

Johnson Creek Watershed Council honors volunteers

Ellen Spitaleri in the Portland Tribune

 

Prosper Portland selects 11 community groups for funds

Malia Spencer in the Portland Business Journal

 

Uber said to fire more than 20 employees in harassment probe

Bloomberg News