1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
This morning, Council formally adopted a new toolkit for the City’s updated outside work rules. The toolkit includes a disclosure form for outside work, training materials for employees, and an updated Human Resources policy.
In October 2018, Council unanimously approved a Resolution designed to increase the transparency and accountability of local government by strengthening our policy on outside employment.
Special thanks to Mayor Wheeler for co-sponsoring this important legislation, to the City Attorney’s Office and Chief Administrative Officer for their partnership, and to our labor partners for sharing their expertise and perspective.
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.
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.