POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish

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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.



Art extravaganza in the Pearl

Take a stroll through the beautiful Pearl District for this month’s First Thursday!


A fantastic art adventure, First Thursday is an arts celebration, with many galleries open to the public.  Enjoy a local restaurants, music, and soak in Portland’s striking, electric, and unique arts culture.   


Initially a gathering among art dealers and collectors, First Thursday has grown over the last twenty years to be a legend, with over 10,000 people attending each month.    


The event serves a great connection for two of Nick’s top priorities – supporting neighborhood small businesses and our flourishing arts and culture community in Portland. 


Join Venture Portland and the Pearl District Business Association Thursday night.  Visit the Pearl’s official website for details. 

October 1, 2014

Regional H2O

The Regional Water Providers Consortium has launched a new website, www.regionalh2o.org, to act as a regional go-to site about water services, water conservation, and more!


The Consortium was formed in 1997, and includes 21 water providers throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. The City of Portland is proud to be a member of the Consortium, which focuses  on improving the management of municipal water supplies in the greater Portland area. 


With three pivotal programs - emergency preparedness, regional coordination, and water conservation -the Regional Water Providers Consortium is a great resource for Portlanders to learn more about our region’s drinking water, and the water providers who collaboratively manage our regional water system. 


Check out their website to learn more about the Consortium, ways to conserve water, prepare your family in an emergency, and more!

September 30, 2014

Calling artists and art teams

Every autumn, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) invites artists living in Oregon or Washington to submit proposals for the Installation Art Series in the City’s Portland Building.    


A great opportunity for people of all art backgrounds - from professionals to art students - the Installation Art Series invites artists to question common perspectives through art.


The expressive, creative installations reach broad, diverse audiences on a daily basis.  Over 160 installations have graced that space during the last 20 years.


The Series is sponsored by RACC, and each installation is selected through a juried process.


The next season runs from March 2015 – February 2016, and will include eight installations.  The submission deadline for artwork is Wednesday, November 5, 2014.


A general orientation and information help-session is scheduled for October 15, from 5:30 – 6:30 at RACC’s offices at 411 NW Park Ave, Suite 101.  Contact Keith Lachowicz (klachowicz@racc.org) to reserve your space. Learn more about the Series on RACC’s website


Photo courtesy of RACC.

September 29, 2014

Sunday vigil for Dr. Steven Fritz

September 29, 2014

Celebrating Portland's multiculturalism

Last night, Nick joined friends and colleagues for a great evening at the Center for Intercultural Organizing’s (CIO) Annual Event.


Held in Oak’s Park’s Historic Dance Pavilion, the event celebrated and supported the grassroots, community-based organization. 


CIO is dedicated to protecting and expanding immigrant and refugee rights in the greater Portland area.  With education programs, policy advocacy, leadership development programs, and more, CIO makes positive contributions to Portland’s multicultural community.


Visit CIO’s website for more information. 


Photo courtesy of Jules Garza.

September 26, 2014

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