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Metro Central Enhancement Committee

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The Metro Central Enhancement Committee administers funds generated by enhancement fees at Metro Central Station to neighborhood groups.

About the committee

The Metro Central Enhancement Committee administers funds generated by enhancement fees collected at Metro Central Station. The purpose of the committee is to:

  • Develop a program for administering the funds generated by enhancement fees at Metro Central Station.
  • Promote enhancement programs through neighborhoods, civic organizations and associations, the businesses of the area and environmental groups that have or will have an interest in the enhancement area.
  • Solicit and fund projects on an annual basis.
  • Evaluate performance of funded projects and prepare an annual report.
  • Solicit public review and comment pertinent to enhancement programs.

Sam Chase, councilor of Metro District 5, chairs the seven-member Metro Central enhancement committee. Neighborhood representatives must live within the grant target area and are nominated from their respective neighborhood association: Forest Park, Friends of Cathedral Park, Linnton, Northwest Industrial area and the Northwest District. One member represents environmental groups with an interest in the grant target area. Members are appointed by Councilor Chase and confirmed by the Metro Council to serve a two-year term.

Committee members

Two vacancies will be filled on the committee this fall. Current committee members:

  • Les Blaize, Forest Park Neighborhood Association
  • Andrew De Veux, Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association
  • Haze Moss, Linnton Neighborhood Association
  • Caroline Skinner, Northwest District Association
  • Mary Peveto, Environmental community
  • Jason Joy, Northwest Industrial Neighborhood Association

Need assistance?

Heather Nelson Kent
503-797-1739
heather.kent@oregonmetro.gov

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