POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Amanda Fritz Meet the Team
Bureau of Parks and Recreation
Office of Neighborhood Involvement
Liaison Responsibilities:
Royal Rosarians
Multnomah County Animal Control
Portland Parks Board
Urban Forestry Commission
Golf Advisory Committee 
Portland International Raceway Advisory Committee
Protected Sick Time ordinance implementation

Council Lead on the City Coordinating Committee

 addressing the Department of Justice Settlement

Visitors Development Fund Board (with Saltzman)

Cristina Nieves, Policy Advisor, 503-823-3990


Cristina Nieves is our Policy Advisor working on Special Initiatives, such as liaison with the Department of Justice's Settlement Agreement implementation, and research and implementation for new policy proposals.  She led the successful collaboration with over 20 community groups in the adoption of Open and Accountable Elections, Portland's public campaign financing program.  She also assists with Parks issues.  Cristina joined our team as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner in November 2013, after previously working in the office of then-Multnomah County Chair Marissa Madrigal.  She worked on Oregon House Bill 3194, which offers incentives in the criminal justice system for local jurisdictions to reduce jail and prison use. She earned promotion to her Policy Advisor position in 2016, and was the lead staff on our successful initiative to establish the new-to-Portland public campaign financing program of Open and Accountable Elections.  She also supports Commissioner Fritz in the work with the community's shared commitment to police accountability and services for Portlanders experiencing mental health crises.  Cristina is a graduate from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. Her passion for service to the community and social equity drives her work in the city of Portland. Cristina completed the New Leadership Oregon program at Portland State University. Outside of the office, she enjoys running long distance, and hiking trails.