Project Working Group
Nominations to the Project Working Group were solicited from organizations and community groups within or with a strong connection to the North/Northeast community. Two seats on the Project Working Group were reserved for community-at-large members. In determining the final Project Working Group roster, the Nominating Committee, representing North/Northeast community organizations and groups, focused on including generational diversity and a broad set of perspectives and skills.
The Project Working Group will define and drive a community-centered visioning and development process that will create more clarity around a broader community outreach approach and the final project elements and goals.
The Project Working Group will:
• Oversee a year-long visioning and development process that ensures a transparent, community-serving project
• Oversee the selection of the development team; and
• Communicate back to organizations/stakeholders they represent and community at large
The Williams & Russell PWG members hold strong connections to the geographic area known as the North/Northeast community. Several are second and third generation Portlanders and have personal experience and institutional knowledge about the community, family members who were displaced as a result of urban renewal tied to this area, and extremely strong ties to community-based institutions and organizations. Collectively, they have clear perspective about the needs of Portland’s Black/African American community.