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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, Community Engagement Manager

Amy Archer-Masters, Finance Manager


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Budget Process

The Portland Parks & Recreation Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) is comprised of community members, PP&R supporters, neighborhood and underserved community coalition members, and labor partners. The BAC represents a wide variety of interests from stakeholders across the city.

Portland Parks & Recreation’s Budget Process

The City of Portland develops an annual budget. That means, every year, every bureau works with their Commissioner’s Office to develop a Requested Budget that is submitted to the City Budget Office and the Mayor. Then, the Mayor develops his Proposed Budget for the entire City of Portland and works with the City Council, all bureaus and the community to finalize the budget. The City Council formally adopts the budget in June.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) begins its budget process in October, almost eight months before the budget is adopted.The PP&R budget process goes from about October through January when we submit our Requested Budget to the Budget Office.  

Parks uses several points of information to develop our Requested Budget. These include:

  • Mayoral direction
  • Staff input from managers, technicians, line and program staff
  • Budget Advisory Committee - Parks Board, Neighborhood Coalition representatives, labor representatives, community members and representatives from culturally-specific community-based organizations.
  • Public input 
  • Listening sessions targeted outreach to community groups, communities of color and immigrants and refugees

With the guidance of each of these points of information, parks staff, the Director and Commissioner of Portland Parks & Recreation develop the Requested Budget FY 2018-19.

Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) Meetings are:

  • Monday, November 13th, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM*, Colwood Golf Center (7313 NE Columbia Blvd)
  • Monday, November 27th, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM*, Columbia Square (111 SW Columbia Suite 800)
  • Thursday, December 21st, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM*, Columbia Square (111 SW Columbia Suite 800)
  • Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 |  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM*, David Douglas School (1610 SE 130th Ave)
  • May/June date, time and location to be determined

*Dinner Served at 5:30 PM

Please note, there will be one PP&R Public Budget Meeting – Thursday, January 4th, 6:00 PM, TBD

The BAC is comprised of:

Portland Parks Board Members

  • Jeff Anderson, Portland Parks Foundation
  • Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Portland State University, NACAC Chair
  • Tonya Booker, Portland Community College
  • Patricia Frobes, Parks Board Chair
  • Jenny Glass, Rockwood Initiative
  • Ian Jaquiss, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Jim Owens Cogen Owen Greene

Labor Partners

  • Jacki Hunter, Local 483-Recreation
  • Yoko Silk, PTE 17
  • Jorge Villavicencio, PTE 17
  • Rob Wheaton, DCTU

Neighborhood, Partner Organization and Other Representatives

  • Sophorn Cheang, IRCO Asian Family Center
  • Carol Chesarek, Neighbors West/Northwest
  • Amourie Downing, Parks Diversity and Equity Committee
  • Sami Faile, SW Neighborhoods Inc.
  • Kolini Fusitu'a, Tongan Community
  • Katy Holland, Native American Council Advisory Committee
  • Jenny Lee, Coalitions of Communities of Color
  • Joe McFerrin, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
  • Angela Moos, North Portland Neighborhood Services
  • Natalie Rush, East Portland Neighborhood Office
  • Jaclyn Sarna, Hacienda CDC

Commissioner’s Office

  • Commissioner Amanda Fritz
  • Pooja Bhatt
  • Tim Crail

The following PP&R and City Budget Office staff (non-represented) are in attendance at the BAC meetings to provide answers to questions and additional facilitation and background

  • Mike Abbaté, Director
  • Trang Lam, Deputy Director
  • Amy Archer-Masters, Finance Property & Technology Manager
  • Art Hendricks, Equity & Inclusion Manager
  • Margaret Evans, Workforce Development Manager
  • Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, Community Outreach & Involvement Program Manager
  • Anny Hsiao, Community Outreach & Information Representative
  • Sabrina Neal, Outreach Specialist
  • Jason Smith, Management Analyst
  • Eileen Argentina, Recreation Services Manager
  • Jenn Cairo, Urban Forestry Manager
  • Ramiro Villalvazo, Assets & Development Manager
  • Jennifer Yocom, Community Relations Manager
  • James Allison, Land Stewardship Manager
  • Ryan Kinsella, Principal Financial Analyst, City Budget Office
  • Asha Bellduboset, Assistant Financial Analyst, City Budget Office

BAC Facilitators

  • Kirstin Greene, EnviroIssues
  • Alex Cousins, EnviroIssues