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RNW Announces our New Executive Director

Resolutions Northwest would like to appreciate our outgoing Executive Director, Debra Kolodny. Thank you for your support and commitment to this work! We are so grateful for your contributions and leadership. Additionally, we are delighted to announce Christina Albo as our new Executive Director. Christina has been at RNW for the past 10 years, serving in a number of different roles including Director of Mediation Services, Director of Restorative Justice, and most recently Deputy Director.

September 2017

Resolutions Northwest would like to appreciate our outgoing Executive Director, Debra Kolodny. Thank you for your support and commitment to this work! We are so grateful for your contributions and leadership. We stand at such a compelling time in our organization in part thanks to your courageous direction. Additionally, we are delighted to announce Christina Albo as our new Executive Director. Christina has been at RNW for the past 10 years, serving in a number of different roles including Director of Mediation Services, Director of Restorative Justice, and most recently Deputy Director.

Former Executive Director Kolodny offered her endorsement, "RNW is a remarkable organization with a dedicated and capable staff doing important work. I am thrilled that Christina Albo will be shepherding RNW as its Executive Director. She has tremendous leadership skills and vision and I know that she, along with the rest of the RNW leadership team and staff, will continue to keep RNW focused, relevant, and a leader in Conflict Resolution, Equity, and Restorative Justice."

At RNW, we're emboldened by Christina in her new role. She brings with her a lifelong dedication to human rights work, conflict resolution, restorative justice and equity. She knows the organization inside and out, both programmatically and operationally. Christina has been with RNW through budget cuts and organizational growth. She played a key role in the merger with Uniting to Understand Racism, which served as a catalyst for naming RNW’s explicit commitment to social and racial justice in our mission. Christina is admired for her passion, integrity, communication, and willingness to roll up her sleeves alongside anyone who is willing to take us further toward our vision of inclusive and just communities in which people connect across differences and equitably share opportunities to thrive.

RNW Board Chair Kyle Diesner agrees, "This is a very exciting transition for our organization, at a time when our work is more important than ever. I have trust and confidence in Christina's ability to be a great leader for Resolutions Northwest. You can always count on Christina to consider impact, to be thoughtful in process, and to lead with the heart. I'm so pleased to see Christina in this new capacity."

And lastly from our Director of Equity & Community Programs, Carlos Kareem Windham, "My deepest congratulations, Christina. I know this is not a role you take lightly, and I look forward to deepening our relationship, and partnership, over the years to come! In solidarity!"

A warm welcome to Christina in her new role!

SW 45th Avenue Culvert Replacement Update: Road closure extended

Environmental Services is constructing a project to replace an aging culvert on Fanno Creek at SW 45th Avenue. The new larger culvert will improve stream flow and allow fish to pass through. Two green street planters will also be constructed along SW 45th to capture and filter stormwater runoff before it flows into Fanno Creek. The restoration work and fish passage will continue Environmental Services efforts to improve conditions in Fanno Creek.

SW 45th Avenue Culvert Replacement Update: September 22, 2017

Road closure extended

Environmental Services is constructing a project to replace an aging culvert on Fanno Creek at SW 45th Avenue. The new larger culvert will improve stream flow and allow fish to pass through. Two green street planters will also be constructed along SW 45th to capture and filter stormwater runoff before it flows into Fanno Creek. The restoration work and fish passage will continue Environmental Services efforts to improve conditions in Fanno Creek.

A project map is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SW45thCulvert.

ROAD CLOSURE

The closure of SW 45th Avenue is extended to an estimated date of October 20 for all hours and all days to remove and install the new culvert. An extension has been received for the in-water work window.

The closure is on SW 45th between SW Lee and the Woods Apartments (4940-4950 SW 45th). The recommended auto and bike detour is SW Shattuck Road and Hamilton Street. Look for detour signs.

PROJECT SCHEDULE CHANGES

Due to fabrication and delivery issues of the culvert, the project started later than anticipated. Challenging soil conditions combined with heavy rains have slowed progress resulting in schedule revisions.

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS

There is a pedestrian trail at SW 45th across from Julia Street that will bring you to SW 43rd and Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. A detour map is on the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SW45thCulvert.

STAY INFORMED

We encourage you to sign up for email updates about the project schedule and activities and by visiting the project webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/SW45thCulvert and click the SIGN UP! button. If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831 or email at Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov. Please include your name, property address and project name (SW 45th) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write “SW 45th” in the subject line of your email.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.

Working for clean rivers

Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Natural resources, like urban streams, forests, and wetlands manage stormwater naturally to protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure reduces flooding and erosion, provides cool, clean water to our rivers and streams, and adds wildlife habitat and urban green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711

Argay Green Street Project Update: September 22, 2017

Environmental Services is anticipated to begin in November to build 53 green street planters in the Argay Terrace neighborhood in northeast Portland. When it rains in this neighborhood, water flows over streets, drains into the stormwater system and flows to the Columbia Slough, carrying pollution with it.

Argay Green Street Project Update: September 22, 2017

Construction delayed two months

Environmental Services is anticipated to begin in November to build 53 green street planters in the Argay Terrace neighborhood in northeast Portland. When it rains in this neighborhood, water flows over streets, drains into the stormwater system and flows to the Columbia Slough, carrying pollution with it. The green street planters are built next to sidewalks to clean and filter the stormwater before it enters the slough to protect water quality, reduce the risk of basement backups, and help control stormwater runoff during heavy rain events. The project also includes moving some water pipes, replacing some stormwater inlets and re-constructing some intersection sidewalks and ADA ramps.

A project map is available on the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Argay.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

The contract has been extended to move water lines in some locations. Construction is anticipated to begin in November 2017 instead of September and should be complete by November 2018.

There will be periods of inactivity at each site between various phases of work. Typical work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays if the contractor chooses.

PRE-CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES

Just before construction begins and through the life of the project, the city contractor will install filtration bags inside storm drains and place bags of wood chips outside storm drains located within the project area. They may also install fencing to keep sediment and debris contained on the work site. This helps to prevent or reduce debris entering the sewer/stormwater system, to protect water quality and prevent blockages and backups.

For more information on activities that you will see before construction begins, please visit the Pre-Construction Activities webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/preconstruction.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

Expect minor traffic delays, traffic control signage, and flaggers as needed within each work area. For more information, please visit the What to Expect During Construction section of www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/construction.

KEEPING YOU INFORMED

The city’s goal is to keep businesses and residents informed during construction. The latest project information is available in several ways:

  • Website: As it becomes available, the latest construction schedule and project updates will be posted at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Argay.
  • Email Updates: Project updates will be emailed throughout construction. If you have received this email, you are included on the project email distribution list.

Please let us know if you have questions, comments or concerns about business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831

Email: Debbie.Caselton@portlandoregon.gov.

Working for clean rivers

Stormwater runoff can impact water quality in rivers and streams. Natural resources, like urban streams, forests, and wetlands manage stormwater naturally to protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure reduces flooding and erosion, provides cool, clean water to our rivers and streams, and adds wildlife habitat and urban green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711