FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2010
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
New Columbia to Host Portland Plan Workshop - Save the Date
PORTLAND, Oregon – New Columbia and North Portland Residents are invited to participate in a Portland Plan workshop Monday, March 15, 2010, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the New Columbia Community Education Center, 4625 North Trenton, in North Portland. Meet Commissioner Nick Fish; Steve Rudman, Executive Director of HAP; Eric Engstrom, Project Manager for the Portland Plan; and other civic leaders. Hand-held voting clickers will make the whole session interactive, and instant voting will allow participants to inform the planning process. Food and beverages will be provided by local area vendors, including Reflections Coffee House and Porqué No, and childcare is available with reservations.
A lot of people love what Portland has to offer, especially its natural beauty and fun things to do. But not everyone is happy with it all the time: Too many kids are dropping out of high school, people continue to lose their jobs, we’re still polluting the air, and not everyone lives in a nice neighborhood. We can’t fix these problems alone; we need to help each other make a better Portland — now and in the future.
The Portland Plan will be our City’s strategic plan for the next 25 years, ensuring that Portland is a thriving and sustainable city and our people are prosperous, healthy and educated. Under Mayor Sam Adam’s leadership, the Portland Plan is being developed in partnership with other agencies and organizations throughout the city and region. This event is a collaboration between the Housing Authority of Portland, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and area residents, creating an opportunity for our diverse community to work together to discuss challenges, define priorities and guide investments for the future. Save the date!
To RSVP for childcare call 503-823-2041 or e-mail email@example.com. For questions about the event please call Marty Stockton at 503-823-2041 or e-mail Rachel Tillman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Portland Plan visit: www.pdxplan.com.