“What people don’t understand, they won’t value; what they don’t value, they won’t protect; and what they don’t protect, they will lose.” — Charles Jordan
Former City Commissioner Charles Jordan passed away this morning at the age of 77. He was Portland’s first African-American city commissioner, serving in the role for 10 years, starting in 1974. Before retiring from public service he also served for 14 years as the director of Portland Parks & Recreation.
We’ll hear more about his legacy with City Commissioner Nick Fish.
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OPB | Feb. 22, 2017