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Today, Nick and the Fish Team attended the annual Parks Employee Picnic at Gateway Discovery Park.
PP&R has 627 full-time employees and more than 2,900 part-time employees. They manage 11,712 acres of parks and natural areas. And they provide comprehensive recreational opportunities including community and art centers, community gardens, swimming pools, and more.
Nick was honored to visit with dozens of Parks employees and to thank the PP&R team for their dedication and commitment to Portland’s world-class park system.
Today, the Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners held a joint work session on housing and homelessness in our community. The annual joint meeting included presentations from the Joint Office of Homeless Services and the Portland Housing Bureau on their progress to create more affordable housing and our shared vision to create 2,000 new units of supportive housing by 2028.
You can read Commissioner Fish's remarks here.
Today is the 17th anniversary of 9/11.
Nick was proud to join Mayor Wheeler, Commissioner Saltzman, Portland Fire & Rescue Chief Mike Myers, Portland Fire Fighter’s Association President Alan Ferschweiler, and firefighters at the annual 9/11 tribute held at Portland Fire and Rescue Station 21.
The ceremony honored the of all the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11.
Special thanks to our firefighters for their service and sacrifice, and to Chief Myers, President Ferschweiler, and Commissioner Saltzman for organizing today’s tribute.