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Mayor Wheeler announces new Chief Administrative Officer

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On Wednesday, April 6, Mayor Ted Wheeler announced that Chief Administrative Officer Tom Rinehart, who has served as the City’s central administrative leader since 2017, will step down from his position in early May.

“I am thankful to Tom Rinehart for the dedication, leadership, and service he has exhibited over the last five years in this role—leading initiatives and programs like the Community Safety Division, the 311 customer service program, the reconstruction of the Portland Building, and the Integrated Tax System. He has led the Office of Management and Finance (OMF) through some of the City’s most challenging times and we are well poised to continue building on the foundation he has laid,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler has appointed Michael Jordan, Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services, to assume the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Jordan comes to this position with more than 30 years of experience in public management at a city, county, regional, and state level.

“I’m eager to work with Mayor Wheeler, City Council, and the OMF team to guide the transformation of our city over the coming years. As the world changes and the city grows, evolves, and prepares for transition, we need to adapt and adjust the way we do our work to support our community. I look forward to the challenges ahead and to continuing to serve Portland,” Jordan said.

During his seven years as Director at Environmental Services, Michael Jordan led the bureau through the development of a 10-year strategic plan that is guiding the bureau as it evolves to better meet the needs of a growing city.

“I appointed Michael to this role during a time of incredible transition for this city because his public service is marked by successful transformational change. I look forward to working with Michael to ensure the City continues to evolve to meet the needs of our community in an increasingly efficient, equitable, and sustainable way,” Wheeler said.

In this position, Michael Jordan will lead the Office of Management and Finance, which includes the bureaus of Human Resources, Technology Services, and Revenue and Financial Services. This leader also oversees citywide programs and projects such as the Charter Commission, the City Arts Program and the Spectator Venues and Visitor Activities Program. Jordan will begin this role starting in May.