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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

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2013

On Thanksgiving, we gather with friends and family to reflect on the blessings in our lives.

Over the past year, I have once again been inspired by the power of people linking arms to do great things:

Operation 305 – a group of public, private, and nonprofit partners – overcame significant obstacles and found homes for hundreds of our veterans.

Community leaders and public-spirited businesses rallied to give Grant High School the perfect Homecoming gift: a new track and field.

The City worked with Elders in Action and other public and nonprofit partners to adopt an Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland, to ensure we are planning and developing a city that is accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

These important milestones remind us that the true meaning of Thanksgiving is love, service and gratitude — and that we have reasons to give thanks every day.


Nick Fish