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North Portland Enhancement Committee

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The North Portland Enhancement Committee will distribute remaining enhancement funding to the community by 2018.

In May 2013, Metro’s North Portland Enhancement Committee finalized the next steps for distributing the remaining $1.6 million in the enhancement fund by 2018. The committee pledged $851,000 to the North Portland Greenway Trail. The remainder will be given in capacity building grants to organizations and individuals that support the neighborhoods of University Park, Arbor Lodge, Portsmouth, Overlook, Cathedral Park, St. Johns and Kenton.

Read more about the capacity-building application review process


Metro Councilor Sam Chase, District 5, chairs the North Portland Enhancement Committee. Seven citizens serve on the committee, each living in and representing a neighborhood in the North Portland target area.

Current members of the committee include:

  • Renee Garrels- Arbor Lodge
  • Jeff Bissonnette - Cathedral Park
  • Steven Joiner - Kenton
  • David Davies - Overlook
  • Cece Hughley Noel - Portsmouth
  • Shawn DeCarlo - St. Johns
  • Mark Kirchmeier - University Park

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