Andrea Durbin has over 20 years of effective environmental policy leadership in Portland and beyond. Prior to joining BPS, Andrea spent 13 years as the Executive Director of Oregon Environmental Council. She also worked in consulting, which allowed her to advise clients in the financial sector on the development of their environmental and social standards for international lending practices. Additionally, she worked as a National Campaign Director for Greenpeace and as International Program Director for Friends of the Earth.
“I am excited by the opportunity to lead the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability for the City of Portland," says Andrea. "We’re at a pivotal point in this city. As the local economy and population grows, we know our livability, affordability and quality of life are challenged. I look forward to working with the Mayor, City Commissioners and the hard-working staff at BPS to help our city realize a healthier, more equitable and resilient community for all Portlanders.”
Andrea brings a collaborative and equity-centered approach to BPS, which aligns with the mission and values of the bureau. Her experience in advancing sound and effective environmental policy here in Oregon will be a welcome addition to the City of Portland’s staff as we work collectively to meet the challenges posed by the reality of climate change.