All individuals, organizations, businesses and institutions within the City of Portland whose work, like Bill's, has enhanced Portland's urban forest and inspired others to recognize the beauty and benefits of trees. Past award recipients have recognized the possibilities for trees in our community and have acted to instill the value of trees in our community. Specific projects that have creatively addressed the opportunities for tree planting or tree preservation are also eligible to receive an award. In the case of such projects, the recipient of the award can be the project team or the project manager, whichever the nominator sees fit. In order for the project to qualify, it needs to at least be close to completion.
The recipients of the Bill Naito award should be an individual or group whose volunteer work* is recognized by the community. If you know of an individual or group whose work in tree planting, preservation, or stewardship should be considered for this special award, please submit an application. The application must include a one-page story about the nominee, showing their innovative and creative approaches, diligent commitment, and community involvement or community-wide impact.
Online application available here
Paper application available by request
To help the Urban Forestry Commission’s Education and Outreach Committee in the selection process applications may also include up to five double-sided, 8.5” by 11” pages of the following materials:
▪ Letters of support
▪ News clippings
▪ Sources of funding
*Volunteer work: voluntary work where the individual or group’s actions are done without pay or obligation, and not as a direct part of their employment.
Applications must be received by the Urban Forestry Division by September 1, 2020.
Send applications to:
Bill Naito Award Committee
C/O Urban Forestry Division
10910 N Denver Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97217
Entries will be judged for their degree or impact, quality, innovation and the degree to which the
work serves as a worthy example for others to follow. Winners will be informed before a public
announcement is made.
Presentation of Awards
The Awards will be presented at Portland's Annual Tree Summit in October.