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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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Code Change Storytellers

Through the Code Change 3.96 process, we have heard many stories of how Portlanders come together to make our city better. Following Taji and Lul's stories in our last edition of Civic Life Updates, following are interviews with two more Portlanders about their relationship to civic engagement and the code change process.
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Andrii Nagornyi, of IRCO's Slavic Leadership Program

Andrii Nagornyi is the Slavic Leadership Program Coordinator at the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), a role he took on after serving as the Slavic Youth Advocate for over two years. Andrii moved to the United States from Ukraine a little more than three years ago. 

>> Read the interview here
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Jennifer Truc Ly Le, of the Vietnamese American Community

Jennifer Truc Ly Le is a Portlander and member of the Vietnamese American community. Jennifer shared her thoughts regarding the code change process at our April 30th Multilingual Community Connections Gathering. We asked her to share her thoughts on civic engagement with us.

>> Read the interview here

To read the current City Code Chapter 3.96, please find it available here.
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Upcoming Job Postings

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Welcome Sandra Lefrancois to the Crime Prevention Team!

Sandra will work on communications, partnership development, and program integration between our public safety services and the neighborhood system to bring about equitable outcomes for our communities. 

Sandra has worked in the role of Community Program Manager at Central NE Neighbors (CNN) Coalition since 2005. In her role there, Sandra has prioritized diversity, equity and inclusion practices. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking. She is fluent in French. We are excited to have her join our team!

The Office of Community & Civic Life is excited to recruit for a number of key positions in the coming months. Following are the positions currently open:

Please also look for the following position openings later this year:

  • Supervisor I, Adapt to Impact 

  • Manager, Partnerships

Advisory Bodies Openings

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Grant Committee


Do you care about or work on climate change or racial justice or community issues? Do you care about or work on solar energy, or energy efficiency, or job training? Do you spend time on community gardens or tree planting? 


Learn more and apply by June 14, 2019

Unreinforced Masonry Building Work Group

The Unreinforced Masonry Building Work Group is charged with making recommendations to reduce the life safety risks posed by buildings and to reduce displacement following a seismic event.  The group must also seek to avoid displacement caused by seismic retrofit requirements. 


Learn more and apply

Reminder: Get Involved with National Night Out

Registration for 2019 National Night Out in the City of Portland is still open! National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983. When neighbors get to know each other, they create more connected and safer communities. Every year, more than 20,000 people in Portland participate. 

When is National Night Out?

  • Official date of National Night Out: August 6th, 2019. Residents and businesses have an option to host parties any day of the week from August 2nd-11th. 

  • Registration closes July 23rd, 2019. Apply here: 

Learn more at Portland's National Night Out webpage:

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