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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

DJC Newsmaker's Luncheon

March 3, 2016

This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the 2016 Daily Journal of Commerce’s (DJC) Newsmaker’s Award Luncheon.

DJC Newsmakers recognizes leaders in architecture, engineering, and construction in our community. The Water Bureau’s Chief Engineer, Teresa Elliott, was one of the awardees.

Teresa began her career with the Water Bureau 20 years ago, as a civil engineer. Since then, she has broken glass ceilings, becoming the bureau’s first female principal engineer, and now, the first female Chief Engineer.

As Chief Engineer, Teresa oversees a team of 125 engineers and support staff. One of her top priorities is preparing our water infrastructure for the “Big One.” There are 2,800 miles of water pipes in the city, and Teresa is working to ensure they survive an earthquake.

Congratulations, Teresa! And thank you for your great service to the Water Bureau and our city.