POL Government Elected Officials Nick Fish

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Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.  He also serves as Council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.



The Weekly Catch

April 29, 2016

Portland's 2016 Arbor Day

This Saturday, join the Bureau of Environmental Services Tree Program, Portland Parks & Recreation, and many other community partners to celebrate Portland’s 2016 Arbor Day.


Arbor Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1872, and is now recognized worldwide as a day to honor trees everywhere. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Share your Tree Story!”


Enjoy free music, storytelling, historic tree tours, arts and crafts, and much more. If you would like to submit a tree story, email TreeStory@portlandoregon.gov.


For more information, visit Portland’s Parks and Recreation website. We hope to see you there!


2016 Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, April 30th, 8:30am – 2:00pm

Portland’s Farmers Market at the PSU South Park Blocks

(near SW Park Ave. and Montgomery St.)

April 28, 2016

The Angel Award

Yesterday, Nick was honored to attend White Bird’s Awards Luncheon and receive the Angel Award.


White Bird is a wonderful local arts organization dedicated to bringing the best of dance to Portland. Its shows represent hundreds of local, national, and international dance companies, and features unique and powerful dance performances.


The Luncheon celebrated 15 years of White Bird’s NEST (No Empty Seats Today) Program, and recognized this year’s awardees.


Nick is proud to be City Council’s Arts Commissioner, and is grateful for organizations like White Bird that bring amazing arts performances to our community.


Visit White Bird’s website for more information.

April 27, 2016

Venture Portland's Annual Board Meeting

Last night, Nick was proud to attend Venture Portland’s Annual Board Meeting. It was held in Tony Starlight’s epic Showroom in Southeast Portland.


The event was one of many celebrations for Venture Portland’s 30th Anniversary. During the meeting, they elected their 2016-2017 Board, and honored Venture Portland’s past presidents from over the last three decades.


Nick is honored to serve as Council liaison to Venture Portland. It’s a local organization with a strong focus on the strategic growth of our neighborhood small businesses.


Check out Venture Portland’s website for more information.

April 26, 2016

Elders in Action 3rd Annual "Silver: Your Night to Shine"