Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series Concludes
Bob Weissbourd, CEO of RW Ventures, will talk about changing urban economies on Monday, January 17, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. – RW Ventures CEO Bob Weissbourd from Chicago concludes the Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series with a talk about changing urban economies on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Mercy Corps Action Center, 28 SW 21st Ave, in the Aceh Community Room.

The evening will begin with an introduction from Mayor Adams, followed by the keynote address, a discussion with local panelists and questions from the audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The event will be broadcast on Channel 30 and streamed live on the Portland Plan website.

After Weissbourd’s address there will be a roundtable discussion with a local panel, including Aneshka Colas-Dickson, who serves on the Portland Development Commission; Sheila Martin, director of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and the Population Research Center at Portland State University; Glenn Montgomery, executive director of Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA); and Bob Tackett with the NW Oregon Labor Council. Erin Flynn, urban development director for the Portland Development Commission, will moderate.

Weissbourd’s appearance in Portland is part of The Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series. The series offers Portlanders a chance to learn how other cities are tackling the issues of economic development, community health, education and equity as well as how to create complete communities and make the most of our natural resources.

The Portland Plan will be a 25-year strategic plan for the City, and the direction it sets will touch every neighborhood, district and resident of Portland as it grows. The plan will help to define priorities, guide investment of public dollars and set the course for Portland for the next quarter of a century. For more information please go to: www.pdxplan.com

The Portland Plan team will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.