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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

25th Anniversary of the Steve Lowenstein Trust Award

December 7, 2016

This morning, Nick was proud to recognize the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as the 25th Annual Steve Lowenstein Award recipient.

Leigh Bohannon, Aasha Benton, and Dr. Keisha Thomas were on hand to receive the award. Each spoke eloquently about their community service work with the Sorority.

The Lowenstein Trust Award honors attorney, author, and civil rights activist Steve Lowenstein. For 25 years, the Trust has recognized Portlanders working to improve the lives of low-income people in our community.

This year’s award recognizes the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for its inspiring work with young African-American women in Portland. The Sorority focuses on economic and personal development, physical and mental healthcare, and political awareness.

Trustee and outgoing Board Chair Michelle Harper also read a letter at Council, naming Nick an “Honorary Trustee.” He is honored and humbled by this recognition from a dear friend.

Congratulations to the honorees and to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Portland Alumnae Chapter. Thank you for making a big difference in our community!