POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Commissioner Fritz's Portfolio

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Portland Water Bureau

Portland Parks & Recreation

Bureau of Environmental Services

Open & Accountable Elections

League of Oregon Cities

Metro Policy Advisory Committee

Visitor Development Fund Board

Rose Festival Foundation

 Welcome to Commissioner Amanda Fritz's site! 


Dear Neighbor, 


I appreciate your desire to engage with your City government, with my team, and with me.  Thank you for participating, thank you for caring. 


For almost twelve years, my staff and I have worked hard to respond to constituents promptly and helpfully.  As I near the end of my time in office my staff members are starting to find alternative employment, so my team is smaller - at the same time that I'm now in charge of more than half the City employees.  We are able to respond only to concerns within my bureaus, after you've tried contacting the resources in each listed below.  Please contact the staff member listed on the Meet the Team page for issues within my bureaus.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Comments on current issues:


Speech on Adoption of 2020 Fall Budget Monitoring Process


November 6 Statement on Vandalism and Threats directed at City officials


My comments on Commissioner Hardesty's proposal for $18 million in unspecified cuts in the Portland Police Bureau's budget.


Statement on Indigenous Peoples Day


On violence at demonstrations


My comments about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations .



I am working closely with Dr. Markisha Smith, Director of the Office of Equity and Human Rights, who is helping to guide both our thinking and actions as City leaders work with leaders in the Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities to address longstanding injustices.  




 My assigned bureaus are the Office of Equity and Human Rights,  the Portland Water Bureau, Portland Parks & Recreation, and the Bureau of Environmental Services.  I also have oversight of the Open and Accountable Elections program.


Please report Parks maintenance concerns hereCall (503)823-1637 for Parks Security/dog off-leash issues.


For urgent (24/7) response on Water Bureau emergencies, please call 503-823-4874


General Water Bureau Customer Service: 503-823-7770


Water Quality concerns: 503-823-7525


Office of Equity and Human Rights front desk: 503-823-4433


For questions and concerns involving all City, County, and Prosper Portland (formerly Portland Development Commission) issues, please call 503-823-4000 or email cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov to request assistance.  This route works both if you need urgent attention, and when you don't know which bureau handles the issue you're concerned about.  This is by far the most efficient way to find out which bureau/staff can best solve your problem.  My staff and I often call 823-4000 to seek advice and information on navigating Portland's Commission form of government.  






If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or having another kind of mental health crisis, call 503-988-4888 instead of 9-1-1, to talk with mental health professionals at the Multnomah County Crisis Line.  If you'd prefer to talk with qualified staff and volunteers at a non-profit, call Lines for Life at 800-273-8255 or text 273TALK to 839863Every year, Lines for Life volunteers and professionals take tens of thousands of crisis calls, and resolve 99% of them by the phone conversation.  If you need mental health help, call either number.




** PortlandMaps.com gives you lots of helpful information about recycling, compost and garbage pickup schedules under the "Utilities" tab.  You can see your home's recycling/garbage/yard waste collection schedule, and sign up for a reminder email each week telling you whether it's trash collection day or just recycling and compost. 




Let us embrace the call to action of our 44th President, Barack Obama. In his second Inauguration Speech on the holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama said,




"You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time - not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom."



Thank you for engaging in making decisions with your Council.   



Amanda's Signature



Our Office Mission:


As public servants and advocates, we provide effective leadership by using resources wisely, promoting cityzen* engagement, listening to and analyzing input, and sharing information and access.


* "cityzen" denotes a person who lives, works, pays, plays, or prays in Portland, regardless of whether they are a Citizen of the United States of America eligible to vote in Portland.


My role:


As an elected official, the Commissioner makes decisions based on facts and broad public input, seeking the long term public good for the whole city, with shared benefits and responsibilities for all Portlanders present and future.




 Helpful phone numbers:


City/County Information - 503-823-4000

Call this number to find the answer on any local issue


Multnomah County Crisis Line, for people experiencing mental illnesses - 503-988-4888


Statewide Information - 1-800-SAFENET (723-3638)

Call this number for State of Oregon services






Photo by Robert Wilson


The 2009 Pride Parade was especially fun for me, as my three children

Luke, Ali, and Maxwell

carried the banner for our group.

Many thanks to everyone who cheered and clapped for us.




Where's Amanda? 

See here for summaries of last week/next week's calendars




I believe the people of Portland, when given accurate, inclusive information that isn't full of acronyms and insider-speak, make good choices about what's worth spending time and money on, and what isn't. As a community organizer, I experienced problems with finding that accurate, clear data. It shouldn't be so hard for citizens to find out what is going on in City government. I promised during my campaign for City Commissioner to work to make it easier, and this site is part of the process of honoring that commitment.


Click here for tips on how to use my site to stay connected with what's happening at City Hall, in my bureaus, and in Portland's neighborhoods.

  • If there is a crime in progress, if a serious threat or problem is developing, or if there is an emergency, PP&R staff and citizens should call Emergency 9-1-1.

  • For non-emergency park-related problems or special situations, call the Park Rangers at 503-823-1637.

  • For dog attacks or other serious situations involving animals, call Multnomah County Animal Control at 503-248-3790 or call Police Non-Emergency at 503-823-3333.

  • You can also report a park problem online at Park Scan: www.parkscanpdx.org

  • For park maintenance problems, call 503-823-1600.

Commissioner Amanda Fritz

 Amanda Fritz photo



Commissioner Amanda Fritz

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 220

Portland OR 97204

(503) 823-3008