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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

Lamplighter of the Year

April 22, 2013

On Saturday, Nick was honored to receive the 2013 Lamplighter of the Year award from Operation Nightwatch.

For over 30 years, Operation Nightwatch has served our community with their motto, "keep the light on."  

They provide food, warm clothing, socks, and most importantly: a sense of community to those experiencing homelessness.

Operation Nightwatch presented Nick with the award to recognize his work to end homelessness in our community.  He was pleased to be joined by JOIN Executive Director Marc Jolin, Street Roots Director Israel Bayer, community advocate Steve Weiss, New City Initiative Coordinator (and prior Lamplighter Award recipient) Paul Schroeder, and Portland Housing Bureau staff member Ryan Deibert.

Special thanks to Operation Nightwatch, Executive Director Gary Davis, Board member David Groff, and all of our community partners who work tirelessly to ensure everyone in our community has a safe and decent place to call home.