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Mayor Wheeler Hosts a Digital Press Conference With Regional and Statewide Leaders on Economic Recovery

Press Release

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12 p.m., Mayor Ted Wheeler will host a digital press conference via ZOOM, joined by a coalition of regional partners, to announce new and continuing economic relief and recovery measures from COVID-19-related financial losses.

The news conference will be a virtual-only event and will be livestreamed on the Mayor’s YouTube channel. If you’d like to ask a question during the Q&A portion of the press conference, please send your name and outlet details to our Director of Communications, Eileen Park, who will put you down on the list. Her

What: News conference outlining economic relief and recovery actions across the state

Who: *Subject to changeEach speaker will speak for about 2 minutes*

  • Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland
  • Bryan Guiney, State of Oregon
  • President Lynn Peterson, Metro
  • Chair Deborah Kafoury, Multnomah County
  • Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham
  • Mayor Denny Doyle, Beaverton
  • Mayor Steve Callaway, Hillsboro
  • Mayor Lucy Vinis, Eugene
  • Evelyn Liu, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, APACC
  • Jan Mason, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon, PACCO
  • James Parker, Oregon Native American Chamber, ONACC
  • Carmen Castro, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, HMC
  • Kimberly Branam, Prosper Portland
  • Matt Miller, Greater Portland Inc
  • Ashley Henry, Business for a Better Portland, BBP
  • Andrew Hoan, Portland Business Alliance, PBA
  • Jeff Miller, Travel Portland
  • Skip Newberry, Technology Association of Oregon, TAO

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Media Zoom Invite: here. (We will open up the zoom channel at noon.)

Stream live:here.

(*Additional interviews will be available after the press conference is over at 1:00 PM: Mayor of Beaverton (contact: and Mayor Lucy Vinis (contact:,

Please coordinate with their respective offices after the press conference is over).

(*Businesses will also be available to speak after the press conference is over: Please coordinate with Prosper Portland for City of Portland (, Portland Business Alliance ( or Gwenn Baldwin, for the city of Beaverton)