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Mayor Ted Wheeler to look back on 2019, forward to 2020

Press release

Bureau directors join Mayor Wheeler to highlight the City of Portland’s actions to improve livability


Tim Becker, (503) 823-6784


With the first decade of the new century coming to an end in less than two weeks, Mayor Ted Wheeler will take a look back at the work done by the City of Portland to improve livability and address community needs during the past 12 months. Mayor Wheeler will be joined by bureau directors from Prosper Portland, the Portland Housing Bureau, the Portland Police Bureau and the Joint Office of Homeless Services in Council Chambers on Friday to share highlights from 2019, and what’s in store for 2020.

 Portland is a city that  works, and through collaboration with colleagues and partners—both public and private—the Mayor’s office has been able to accomplish much in 2019.


  • Mayor Ted Wheeler
  • Prosper Portland Director Kimberly Branam
  • Portland Housing Bureau Director Shannon Callahan
  • Joint Office of Homeless Service Director Marc Jolin
  • Portland Police Bureau Deputy Chief Jami Resch

WHAT: Press Conference: 2019, A Year In Review

WHERE: Council Chambers, Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 20, 10 – 11 a.m.