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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

Statement of Commissioner Nick Fish on the Retirement Announcement by RACC Executive Director Eloise Damrosch

"Eloise Damrosch has been a champion for art and culture in our community for over 30 years. She has led RACC with distinction since 2004, expanding investments in public art, nurturing emerging artists and community-based arts organizations, and focusing on equity and access. She played leadership roles in the development of Work for Art, The Right Brain Initiative, and the Arts Tax.

As the City's Arts Commissioner, it has been an honor to partner with Eloise. She is a friend and colleague. I wish her well in her richly deserved retirement, and join with our community in expressing my gratitude for her stellar service to our city."