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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

100 Years of Portland's Commission Government

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

All-star cast of former Portland politicos touts commission form of government

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


Portland's commission form of government turns 100: What do you think of it?

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


Commissioner Nick Fish hopes for 'spirited discussion' at event commemorating commission

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian