Community and business leaders rally around PSR

City officials, community organizations and businesses came together at City Hall on Thursday, November 14, for a press conference to affirm support for Portland Street Response.

The following speakers addressed the media:

  • Mayor Ted Wheeler
  • Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
  • Ashley Henry, Executive Director, Business for a Better Portland
  • Kina Voelz, Co-owner, Noraneko
  • Will Rasmussen, Government Relations, Executive Committee Chair, Portland Business Alliance
  • Helen Ying, Chair, Old Town Community Association
  • Adam Lyons, Executive Director, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
  • Iden Campbell, Racial Justice and Transgender Justice Program Director, Basic Rights Oregon
  • Nick Sauvie, Executive Director, ROSE Community Development
  • Darren Golden, Policy Specialist, Urban League
  • Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty

[Note some of the entries to our logo contest in the background, behind the podium. The winner will be announced Friday, Nov. 15.]

Here are links to media coverage of the event. More will be posted here as they are published;  reload this page to see any new additions.

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