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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

Nominating Avel Gordly for COAB

December 29, 2014

Today I am honored to announce that former State Senator Avel Gordly is my nominee to the Community Oversight Advisory Board (COAB). This board is charged with overseeing implementation of the DOJ Settlement Agreement.

For over 40 years, Senator Gordly has been a champion for social justice in our community. She had devoted much of her professional life to protecting the rights of people who have or are perceived to have a mental illness.

Based on her extensive record of public service, and her deep ties in our community, I believe Avel Gordly will be an outstanding member of the COAB.