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Welcome to Commissioner Nick Fish's website
Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services. He is also Council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Out and about with Nick
On Friday, Nick enjoyed the opportunity to tour the Portland Water Bureau’s Interstate Maintenance Facility, which is currently undergoing renovations in North Portland.
The Interstate Facility is an essential part of Portland’s drinking water system, from forest to faucet. Interstate houses more than 200 employees, a water control center, water quality laboratory, storage area, administration offices, and more. Part of the facility is nearly 100 years old, so it lacks modern safety standards – and is known to “rain” inside the building on stormy days!
The first phase of renovation of complete: a new 28,000 square foot office building. Its eco-friendly design conserves water and energy, and uses solar power. The Water Bureau expects the building will earn a LEED Gold certification. Next up, demolition of the old structure.
Check out the Water Bureau’s website for more information.
On Tuesday, Nick was pleased to join Venture Portland and local business leaders in Gateway to celebrate National Small Business Week – and to kick off a new funding initiative for East Portland business associations.
Our neighborhood small business community is part of what makes Portland great. They employ half our workforce and are the backbone of our local economy. Seventy cents of every dollar spent at a local business stays in our community!
Visit Venture Portland’s website to learn how you can support your neighborhood small businesses.
May 6, 2015
Watershed Report Cards
The Bureau of Environmental Services has a new tool to help guide the next chapter in our story: Watershed Report Cards.
Healthy watersheds protect public health, make our community more livable, and support native fish and wildlife.
The Report Cards are a grading system to track Portland’s watershed health. Each watershed is assigned A-F letter grades for temperature, mineral content, wildlife numbers, tree canopy, and more!
Not only will the City be better able to identify problem areas, but Portlanders will also get a bigger picture of our overall environmental health – and how they can get involved in keeping Portland green.
We’ll grade watersheds across our community – in the Willamette, Willamette Tributaries, Fanno Creek, Tryon Creek, Columbia Slough, and Johnson Creek.
Check out BES' website for more information.
Andre Theen in The Oregonian
May 4, 2015
The Portland Water Bureau Administrator Recruitment
The City of Portland is looking for a highly qualified professional to lead the Portland Water Bureau.
The Water Bureau Administrator is responsible for managing a workforce of over 550 represented and non-represented employees. A successful candidate will possess the necessary experience to provide leadership, policy planning, direction, and operation of the bureau.
The mission of the Water Bureau is to provide safe, reliable and high quality water to nearly one million customers in the region.
Applications are due by 4:30 on Monday, June 1.
Learn more about the position on the Water Bureau’s website.
May 4, 2015
Bureau of Environmental Services
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian
Kristian Foden-Vencil in OPB
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian
Portland Housing Bureau
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian
Michelle Leis in OPB
Matthew Korfhage in Willamette Week
Chris Woodard and KOIN 6 News Staff
Pamplin Media Group in the Portland Tribune
Don McIntosh in NW Labor Press
May 1, 2015
Are you ready for a swashbuckling comedy adventure?
This modern adaptation follows Cyrano, a talented swordsman with a beautiful soul, who has a giant nose. Cyrano is in love with the stunning Roxane. She is being pursued by a young soldier, and Cyrano makes it his mission to creatively get her suitor out of the picture.
Portland Center Stage is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s (RACC) General Operating Support program. Arts organizations benefit from RACC’s funding so they can enrich our community with wonderful arts performances, educational programs, and more.
Cyrano runs through May 3 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory.
Check out Portland Center Stage’s website to learn more.
Gerding Theater at the Armory
U.S. Bank Main Stage
128 NW 11th Ave.
April 30, 2015