1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
By David Nguyen
Charles Jordan spent 10 years as Portland’s first African American City Commissioner, and 14 years as our Parks Director. Jordan changed Portland’s landscape - under his leadership, 44 new parks and natural areas were added to Portland’s parks system.
To commemorate his remarkable achievements, Portland City Council will vote on June 6 to rename University Park Community Center in his honor, to the Charles Jordan Community Center.