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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish

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.

    

     


BES Director Recruitment

The City of Portland is looking for a highly qualified professional to lead the Bureau of Environmental Services.    

 

The director is responsible for managing a workforce of over 500 represented and non-represented full-time employees.  

 

Environmental Services is dedicated to protecting our environment, water quality, and public health.  BES is a national leader in green infrastructure, which keeps nearly 3 billion gallons of stormwater runoff out of our sewer system each year.       

 

Applications are due March 27. 

Learn more about the Director position on BES’ website


March 3, 2015

A Cleaner Johnson Creek

While the Northeast is still buried in snow, Portland has had one of its warmest winters on record. Take advantage of the sunshine this Saturday, and help clean up the Johnson Creek Watershed in southeast Portland!

 

Johnson Creek flows from Boring, Oregon through Portland to the Willamette River. It passes through forests, farms, neighborhoods, and more. About 170,000 people live within its 52 square mile watershed, and it’s one of our most important environmental resources.

 

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is a local volunteer group dedicated to protecting, restoring, and enhancing the watershed. The Bureau of Environmental Services is proud to partner with the Council on Saturday, March 7, for its annual Watershed Wide event. Join hundreds of fellow volunteers to plant native trees and shrubs, eliminate invasive plants like ivy and blackberry, and learn why this work is so important to keep the watershed healthy!

 

For more information and to sign up for a volunteer spot, visit the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s website.

 

Watershed Wide

Johnson Creek Watershed

Saturday, March 7, 2015

9 am - 12 pm


March 2, 2015

Friday Roundup


February 27, 2015

The Water Bureau's news stream

Are you interested in receiving news updates and alerts from the Portland Water Bureau?

 

Stay up-to-date with the Water Bureau by subscribing to their email alerts.  Alerts include the latest emergency alerts, news announcements, press releases, traffic advisories, water efficiency tips, and more!

 

Follow these simple steps to register:

  1. Visit FlashAlert.
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Click both boxes for Emergency Alerts and News Releases.
  4. Click Subscribe.
  5. Confirm your e-mail address and make a password.

Check out the Water Bureau’s website for more information. 


February 26, 2015

Portland's State of the Arts


This morning, Nick was proud to host the Regional Arts & Culture Council’s 2014 State of the Arts report at City Hall.

We wish every Council meeting was as inspiring! Members of the Portland Opera performed an aria from Carmen, students from Northeast Portland's King School sang "Oh Freedom," and poetry slam winner Bella Trent read a moving poem.

2014 was a big year for the arts:


• The Right Brain Initiative is making a huge difference in our schools.

 

• RACC awarded $2 million in grants to more than 250 diverse nonprofits, individual artists, and schools across Portland.

 

• Thanks to the voter-approved Arts Education & Access Fund, about 70 certified art teachers were restored in our public elementary schools.

 

• We welcomed new works of public art, including a natural play installation at Westmoreland Park and whimsical sculptures along Southeast Division.

 

• Portland hosted a premiere of the Academy Award nominated film, Wild, and the production had a positive impact on our local economy.

This year, we’ll celebrate a number of important milestones:

Work for Art, our workplace giving program, turns 10.

 

RACC celebrates 20 years as our regional arts champion.

 

Portlandia, our copper goddess, turns 30.

 

• The Percent for Art program turns 35.


From film and theater to the visual arts, music, dance, and more, Portland is a special place to live and work thanks to the arts!

Regional Arts & Culture Council Council Presentation

Portland Opera performs at City Hall 
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

King School students perform "Oh Freedom" 
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian

Portland arts funding: City Council celebrates money for Regional Arts & Culture Council
Andrew Theen in The Oregonian


February 25, 2015

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