Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

Celebrating a Historic Appointment to the Oregon Supreme Court

March 23, 2018

Today, Nick had the honor of attending the swearing-in ceremony of Adrienne Nelson, the newest member of the Oregon Supreme Court. Nick was joined by former State Senator Avel Gordly and Pastor T. Allen Bethel.

It was a historic moment because Justice Nelson is the first African-American to serve on our state’s highest court.

Justice Nelson served with distinction as a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge for nearly 12 years, until her appointment by Governor Brown on January 2nd.

Portland’s loss is Oregon’s gain. She will be a great asset to the Court and an inspiration to women and communities of color throughout the state.

Justice Nelson Being Sworn in by Chief Justice Balmer

Justice Nelson Being Sworn in by Chief Justice Balmer

 Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Speaking at the Ceremony  Nick with Former State Senator Avel Gordly and Pastor Bethel

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Speaking at the Ceremony

Nick with Former State Senator Avel Gordly and Pastor Bethel