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Inauguration of New Portlander Policy Commission

Official Inauguration of

The NEW PORTLANDER POLICY COMMISSION

Integrating immigrant and refugee communities into the life of our City

 

On May 15, 2017 Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, former Mayor Tom Potter, and City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly inaugurated the 25-member New Portlander Policy Commission. Commissioners Fritz, Fish, and Saltzman also expressed their gratitude and great expectations.  by ..from 4 to 6pm at historic City Hall's Rose Room.

The commission is the first of its type in Oregon. It was established by City Ordinance May 6, 2016, and chartered to research then recommend to City Council, policies and practices that most effectively integrate immigrant community social and cultural capital with our mainstream's robust institutional assets -- an internationally utilized strategy commonly called "integration by design."

The commission represents the elevation, to a City-wide policy level, after eight years of work by the New Portlander Advisory Council. Members on the Council, and now of the Commission, include IRCO and  Latino Network, Iraqi Society of Oregon and Tonga ARC. Council members in partnership with eight City bureaus, several East Portland neighborhood associations, local businesses, schools, county, state, and federal agencies have received 22 local, state, national and international honors. These community/City partnerships are Portland's Equity in Practice Program.     

New Portlander Policy Commission is a step toward increasing Portland's capacity as an American gateway city. New Portlander Program information, materials or speakers are available by request to ronault.catalani@portlandoregon.gov. Tel/text 503.823.6224

     Foto: City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and 25 of Portland's best transnational and local problem solvers and policy thinkers.

 

Foto: Transpacific Oregon business veteran Sho Dozono and Catholic Charities Exec Director Dr. Richard Birkel contributing to New Portlander Policy Commission priority setting session.