Commissioner Nick Fish's office is getting smaller by the day. This afternoon his chief of staff, Sam Chase, announced he would resign.
Here's his statement.
"After helping Nick in his election to City Council, I committed to launching his office as Chief of Staff. Our accomplishments in just over one year have been some of the most rewarding in my career-creating a new Portland Housing Bureau, securing unprecedented new resources for affordable housing and homelessness, launching new initiatives for Parks and Recreation and so much more.
Now, I am ready to explore new opportunities that build on my passion for community service.
I will assist Nick in transitioning to a new Chief of Staff and senior team so there is no interruption in moving his agenda forward and I will close out priority projects before I leave. We will announce our plans shortly.
Nick's values, ability to implement real change, and commitment to his work have made serving as his Chief of Staff truly remarkable and rewarding.
I appreciate Nick's friendship and support for this decision and look forward to working with him in many new and different ways!
Chief of Staff
Commissioner Nick Fish"
Two other staffers in Fish's office have moved on recently. Hannah Kuhn,
a senior policy adviser, left earlier this summer. Earlier this week, Carmen Rubio
announced she would become the executive director of Latino Network.