POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Amanda Fritz Meet the Team

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Portland Water Bureau

Open & Accountable Elections

League of Oregon Cities

Metro Policy Advisory Committee

Visitor Development Fund Board

Rose Festival Foundation

Claire Adamsick, Senior Policy Director, 503-823-3021


Claire Adamsick, Senior Policy Director, utilizes her background in public involvement and communications to address constituent concerns and policy issues in Commissioner Fritz’s office.  Claire serves as the Commissioner’s liaison to the Office of Equity and Human Rights, and is her lead staff on land use, planning, and sustainability issues. She also works on livability issues, specifically houselessness.


Prior to joining the Commissioner’s staff in January 2015, Claire supported community-led committees on land use, transportation and livability at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. A native Minnesotan, Claire has called Portland home for over a decade. She received her M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University.  Following graduate school, Claire spent a year in Berlin, Germany on a public policy fellowship, working on social mobility and immigration issues at the United Nations Directorate of the German Federal Foreign Office and a Berlin-based policy think tank. Claire is a trained mediator and facilitator, and served on the City’s Public Involvement Advisory Council (PIAC).