City Club of Portland Names Mike Marshall Its New Executive Director

Veteran politico replaces Sam Adams.


The City Club of Portland today named Mike Marshall its new executive director. Marshall takes over City Club after three decades in Democratic politics. He came to Oregon in 2013 to run the campaign for same-sex marriage. When court victories eliminated the need for that campaign, Marshall shifted over to running former Gov. John Kitzhaber's 2014 general-election campaign. "The Board of Governors ...   More
Monday, May 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

With Sam Adams Gone, City Club Seeks New Director


With City Club of Portland executive director and former Portland Mayor Sam Adams heading off to Washington, D.C., the city's premier civic organization is looking for a new boss. The job pays between $70,000 and $80,000 and comes with an increasingly valuable perk—a downtown parking spot. City Club holds Friday forums at the Sentinel (formerly known as the Governor) Hotel; generates thorough ...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sam Adams Leaving City Club for Climate Job in Washington D.C.

Adams says he'll retain Oregon residency


Former Mayor Sam Adams is leaving his job as executive director of the Portland City Club after two years to take a job working on climate change in Washington, D.C.Adams announced the change in internal email to the City Club Board of Directors on Monday.Here's that email: From: Sam AdamsDate: Monday, January 12, 2015 11:30 AMSubject: What's Next for Me and a Big Thank You To: ...   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Club Panel Endorses Ted Wheeler's Oregon Opportunity Initiative


A City Club of Portland research committee today issued a report endorsing a "yes" vote on Measure 86, otherwise known as the Oregon Opportunity Initiative.The measure, proposed by State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, would use the state's borrowing capacity to fund college scholarships for needy Oregon students. The Oregon Legislature referred the plan to the ballot last year.Although there are inherent risks ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

City Club Wants You to Pick a Water-Fluoridation Alternative


On May 21, Ballot Initative 26-151, the Portland measure that would have required the fluoridation of the city's drinking water, was soundly defeated by voters—and former City Commissioner Mike Lindberg turned out to celebrate. "It's really a reflection of the way that Portlanders treasure our Bull Run water," said Lindberg, the only major political figure the anti-fluoridation campaign had on its ...   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Portland Should Spend More on Bikes, New Report Says

Portland Ranked #1 for Number of Bicycle Commuters

Portland should spend more money on bicycle infrastructure—but the money should come from somewhere other than a mandatory licensing program. That's one of the recommendations of a report published today by the Portland City Club on bicycle transportation. Some people have pushed a licensing program that would require all bicyclists to register with the city and pay a small fee. The report found, ...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kim MacColl, Who Explained How Portland Became Portland, Has Died

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E. Kimbark MacColl, an educator and school administrator who chronicled the history of Portland and its power establishment, died last night after a long illness, WW has learned. He was 86. Kim, as he was known, taught at Occidental and Reed colleges, Portland State University and Catlin Gabel School. He was a member of City Club and other prominent civic groups, and served on a number of committees ...   More
Thursday, September 1, 2011 COREY PEIN

"Tragic Intersection": Police Chief Mike Reese at City Club


Nearly one year after he became Portland's top cop, Police Chief Mike Reese today defended his officers, owed up to some of their mistakes and blasted the mental-health system in a speech to the City Club of Portland.Reese praised his officers' heroism in a non-lethal shooting encounter with a machete-wielding man earlier this year and discussed errors made in the January 2010 shooting of 25-year-old ...   More
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City Club Committee Slams Multnomah County on Mental Health Treatment


 The City Club of Portland today issued a study blasting Multnomah County's management of public mental-health services.The 42-page report (PDF), titled Improving the Delivery of Mental Health Services in Multnomah County, hammers county managers for operating under an opaque budget, failing to assess treatment outcomes and allowing needy patients to fall through the cracks."'Blow up the system ...   More
Thursday, March 31, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Kitzhaber: Oregon is Not Wisconsin


Gov. John Kitzhaber brought a message of change to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd at Portland's City Club today. "Putting people back to work – as important at that is – will not, by itself, reduce our prison population or the escalating cost of health care; it will not ensure that all our children are ready to learn when the reach kindergarten; or increase the number of Oregonians ...   More
Friday, March 4, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS


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