October 22, 2013
Join us today at 5pm to commemorate 100 years of Portland’s Commission form of government.
Portland voters adopted this government system in 1913. Since then, Portlanders have voted eight times to keep in intact. Love it or hate it, Portland is one of the last cities in the country to have this unique government form.
Portland historian and scholar, Dr. Carl Abbott, will give us all a history lesson about pre-1913 City government and the transition to the Commission form of government. Current and former elected officials will share stories from their time with the City, and there will be historical exhibits and light refreshments on the first floor following the presentations.
Centennial Commemoration of the Commission Form of Government
Portland City Hall, Council Chambers
October 22, 5 – 7 pm
Free & open to the public