Spirit of Portland Awards

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City of Portland will recognize the 30th Annual Spirit of Portland Award winners at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

The Spirit of Portland Awards recognize local individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to positive change in our community. Award winners are those who have not only worked to improve the community, but who have also gone above and beyond a dedication to civic engagement in order to make a lasting impact.

“Inscribed into Portland’s Skidmore Fountain you will see these words: ‘Good Citizens are the Riches of a City.’ I think that is also the message behind the Spirit of Portland Awards. For truly, where would we be without those citizens who step up, volunteer, lead, and find solutions to problems in their community?” says Mayor Hales.

“So often, these people do so with no thought as to recognition or personal reward. Since the awards began in 1985, we have been able to, in some small way, show our appreciation for the work done by neighborhoods, small businesses, non-profits and so many individuals who make our city a better place to live. They truly are the Riches of a City, and we are grateful for them.”

The award ceremony will take place Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Atrium located at 501 N. Graham St., Portland, OR 97227. Trimet service is on the #2, #24 and #44 bus lines, and six blocks from the N. Albina Mississippi Max Station. The event site is wheelchair accessible.

Award winners are chosen from nominations submitted by fellow Portlanders by a selection committee of representatives from the Commissioners’ offices, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Neighborhood Associations, and other diverse community organizations. The Mayor and each Commissioner also selects special award winners to recognize specific works and achievements.
I want to invite all SWTrails volunteers, members, board members and others to join me in accepting this award which you have all helped earn. Lets plan to show the city we are a united group working for improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities and working to improve the health of our SW residents.

Contact me if you want to carpool. Don Baack 503 246 2088



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