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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Emily York moves on to the Oregon Health Authority - August 9, 2013

We bid a reluctant but very fond Fish team farewell to Emily York, who is moving on to a new position with the Climate and Health program at the Oregon Health Authority.

 

Emily joined Nick’s staff in 2008 and has led policy assignments including the Healthy Portland initiative and our 1,000 Gardens program.

 

Armed with a Master’s degree in Public Health from Portland State University, and a knack for building community partnerships, Emily’s record of accomplishment includes replacing junk food with healthy options in our recreation centers, developing new meal programs to serve hungry kids, and coordinating an unprecedented expansion of the city’s community garden program.

 

Her passion for sustainability, health, and equity will be missed, but we know she will bring these values to her new role at the State. 

 

Congratulations to our colleague and friend!