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)

Commissioner Amanda Fritz


Commissioner Fritz with her family

Commissioner Amanda Fritz


Amanda's official title is Commissioner of Public Utilities, Position Number 1, but neither the "Public Utilities" part nor "Position Number 1" has any real meaning.   Born and raised in England, and a graduate of Cambridge University with a Master's degree in Biological Sciences, Amanda immigrated to the United States in 1979 at the age of 21.  She completed nursing training in Pittsburgh and spent four years in Rochester, NY, then she and her husband Steve decided that Portland is the best place in the world to live and raise a family, and moved here in 1986.  She worked evening shift for 22 years in inpatient psychiatry at OHSU, and served for seven years on the Portland Planning Commission, before winning election to the Portland City Council in November 2008.  She was the first candidate ever elected from the community using Portland's Public Campaign Finance system, and she remains committed to being the voice of community members in City Hall.  Amanda was married to Steven Edward Fritz MD for over 32 years, and they are the parents of Luke, Maxwell, and Ali -- all graduates of Portland Public Schools.  Dr. Fritz was killed in a car crash on I-5 while driving to work at the Oregon State Hospital, on 9/24/14.  His death, coupled with Amanda's advocacy, prompted the 2015 State Legislature to pass SB 921, the Fritz-Fairchild Act, requiring the Oregon Department of Transportation to install median crash barriers wherever needed on all Interstates in Oregon.  Amanda is passionately and personally committed to both traffic safety for all road users, and appropriate health care services for people experiencing mental illnesses.