Prosper Portland Financial Sustainability Committee

The Financial Sustainability Committee is charged with advising on the development of a business plan to guide Prosper Portland’s transition to long term financial sustainability.


About the CC BAC

Roles & Responsibilities

The Central City BAC advises Prosper Portland on its annual budget process and priorities. Members are expected to:

  • Attend all committee meetings and other related public activities.
  • Provide regular updates at Central City BAC meetings in accordance with the shared goals, established work plans, and a standard of mutual accountability
  • Review agenda and meeting information in advance of meetings and notify Prosper Portland in advance of meeting absences.
  • If a designated community or business representative, keep the entity represented informed of key agenda items and decisions.
  • Provide annual public budget testimony to the Prosper Portland Board of Commissioners and possibly City Council.

Debbie Aiona – Board of Directors (Action Chair), League of Women Voters
John Berdes – President, Craft3
Mark Edlen –Prosper Portland Board, President, Gerding Edlen Development
Javier Fernandez – Former Tax Supervising & Conservation Commission Member
Tom Kelly –Prosper Portland Chair; President, Neil Kelly Company
Pat Lacrosse – Former Prosper Portland Executive Director (retired)
Carol McCoog – Partner, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Victor Merced – Executive Director, Hacienda Community Development Corporation
John Petersen – President, Melvin Mark Capital Group
Kevin Reynolds – Vice President Finance & Administration, Portland State University
Ken Rust – CFO, City of Portland
Sarah Stevenson – Executive Director, Innovative Housing
Mark Stevenson – Chief Nonprofit and Sustainability Officer, Pacific Continental Bank
Mike Tevis – President, Intrinsic Ventures, Inc.
Karen Williams – Principal, InfraStructure Oregon
Max Williams – President and CEO, Oregon Community Foundation


All Steering Committee meetings are from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. in Prosper Portland’s Commission Room (MAP) and are open to the general public.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Imagining a New Funding Base for PDC
Agenda, HR&A Presentation
Answers to QuestionsList of PDC-owned propertiesBriefing Book

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Transition to a New Funding Base for PDC
Agenda, Briefing Book, Presentation

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Agenda, Briefing Book & Presentation