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Appoint Anthony Russell, Jr. and Nathan Castle and reappoint Ann Campbell to the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing for terms to expire August 31, 2022


Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler, City of Portland

As Mayor and Police Commissioner, I request Council confirmation of the following appointments to the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP):


Term Start Date

Unfinished Term Expires


Anthony Russell, Jr. (Youth)

June 15, 2022

August 31, 2022

Alana Nayak

Nathan Castle

June 15, 2022

August 31, 2022

Elliott Young

I also request Council confirmation of the following extensions and reappointments to the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP):


Previous Term End

Reappointed / Extended Until

Ann Campbell

April 12, 2022

August 31, 2022

On behalf of the City, I thank the following former members for their service to the City as a member of the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP):

Former Member

First Date of Service

Term Ended

Amy Anderson

November 21, 2019

December 4, 2021

The full membership of PCCEP, following this confirmation, is:


Date of First Appointment

Current Term Ends

Ann Campbell

April 11, 2020

August 31, 2022

Gloria Canson

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2023

Nathan Castle

June 15, 2022

August 31, 2022

Celeste Carey

July 7, 2021

July 1, 2023

Zeenab Fowlk

December 16, 2020

December 16, 2022

Tia Palafox

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2023

Anthony Russell, Jr. (youth)

June 15, 2022

August 31, 2022

Byron Vaughn

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2023

Respectfully submitted,

Ted Wheeler

Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing Appointments

Nathan Castle

Nathan is a new but fiercely dedicated Portlander committed to making our great city a safe and accessible place for all Portlanders to live, work, play, worship, and thrive. Living in the central eastside, Nathan identifies as an urbanist, walker, transit rider, and avid explorer of Portland's many neighborhoods. Nathan takes a collaborative, outcomes-oriented approach to problem-solving and civic engagement. He believes in the potential of PCCEP and is committed to realizing that potential.

Statement of Interest
Nathan’s intent in becoming a PCCEP member is to focus on carrying out the PCCEP plan and working to improve the relationship between Portland police and the community. Nathan sees many opportunities to build on existing investments in policy development processes, open data reporting, and community engagement programs to improve reach and awareness. Nathan has proven his commitment to excellence in police training by serving on the PPB Training Advisory Council. He will use a position on PCCEP to help Portland achieve excellence in 21st-century community-engaged policing.

Anthony Russell, Jr.

Anthony Russell, Jr., is a sophomore at Centennial High School.  He loves trying new things and meeting new people.  As a young Portlander, he is very eager to bring his perspective to the conversation about policing in Portland. 

Statement of Interest
Anthony’s intent in becoming a PCCEP member is to make sure that the voices of our youth are heard in that conversation and to share what he learns about policing with other youth in the community. 

Ann Campbell

Ann has been in public service in and around Portland for over 33 years and retired from Portland Community College, where she worked for 25 years developing and managing a robust Community Education program. In this capacity, she worked with both internal and external partners to create meaningful programs to address the evolving needs of her community. In 2000, Ann was trained by the City of Beaverton neighborhood mediation program and spent the next 18 years being a volunteer mediator for the City of Beaverton, Multnomah County Small Claims court, and with the Shared Neutrals program, where she mediated workplace issues for city, state, county and local agencies. As a passionate advocate for social justice, Ann sought out opportunities to educate herself on critical race theory and participated in numerous classes, workshops and webinars over many years. Additionally, she took classes offered through PCC's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office, and after some time, was asked to co-facilitate PCC's professional development classes for staff and faculty; Ann conducted numerous 25-hour intensive trainings, until the closure of PCC in-person classes due to COVID-19. Ann lives in Portland with her husband and has spent a good deal of time in her retirement working to improve her community; she is a long-time volunteer with Hospice and a tireless activist for racial and social justice. 

Statement of Interest
Her intent is to continue to serve as a PCCEP member to ensure that the voices of the community are heard and reflected in policing. 

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing began its work in September 2018. Under the Settlement Agreement USDOJ v. City of Portland, PCCEP is tasked with soliciting community input regarding the Portland Police Bureau’s performance and enhancing PPB’s community outreach efforts to promote community confidence in PPB and facilitate relationships between police and the community necessary to promote public safety.

This report appoints two community members to serve on the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing. They will complete the unfinished terms of two former members of PCCEP, through August 31, 2022, and are eligible for reappointment at that time for future 1-year terms for youth or 2-year terms for at-large members. These appointments were made from the current pool of applicants for PCCEP, which consists of applications received in 2022. Applications not included in this appointment will be kept on file and reviewed for upcoming appointments.

This report also reappoints one community member already serving on PCCEP, whose appointment expired mid-term, to continue serving through August 31, 2022, at which point she will also be eligible for reappointment.

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

There is no direct financial or budgetary impact related to this appointment.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

  • All Portlanders may be impacted by the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing’s work.
  • Recommendations from PCCEP are presented to the Commissioner-in-charge of the Police Bureau, as well as the Chief of Police or designate, on a rolling basis. Community involvement is an important part of each of these processes.
  • PCCEP meetings are generally open to the public and PCCEP conducts community engagement as well to try and maximize Portlanders who have input into discussions in PCCEP’s areas of work.

100% Renewable Goal

Although it is incorporated into the sustainable procurement policy, this specific resolution does not impact the city’s use of energy or pursuit of the 100% renewable goal.

Agenda Items

530 Regular Agenda in June 15-16, 2022 Council Agenda


Motion to accept the report: Moved by Wheeler and seconded by Hardesty.
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by


Stephanie Howard

Mayor's Director of Community Safety

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Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
15 minutes