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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Commissioner Nick Fish passes away


(Portland, OR) -

We at Portland Parks & Recreation are saddened by the news that City Parks Commissioner Nick Fish passed on today. Our thoughts and condolences are with Commissioner Fish's family and friends. Commissioner Fish was the longest-serving member of Portland City Council and widely admired for his compassion, dedication, and selflessness. 

From his chief of staff, Sonia Schmanski:
"This afternoon I received word that Commissioner Nick Fish passed away peacefully today at home, surrounded by his loved ones. The family wanted me to convey publicly their thanks for all the words of love and encouragement sent to Nick since his resignation. Nick called his 11 years of service on the Portland City Council 'the great honor of my life.' He fought abdominal cancer for more than two years."

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