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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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

Anna Griffin on Zari Santner

June 1, 2011

Anna Griffin dedicates her column in this morning's Oregonian to outgoing Parks Director Zari Santner, whose 30-year tenure with the City concludes at the end of this month.

"Santner's strength as director was perspective," Griffin writes. "She understands how unique Portland's park system is, from the leafy, lonely trails of Forest Park to crowded baby ballet classes at rickety old Peninsula Park."

"She's a Portlander all the way, and we're all the better for her work." We couldn't agree more.

We've launched a national recruitment effort to find our next Director - visit for more.

Director has earned long walks in parks