Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OMSI Auditorium 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland OR 97202 FREE Community ConferencePresented by
The City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program and Friendly Streets, a non-profit organization
This is a free 2.5-hour conference limited to the first 200 who pre-register. (Please pre-register no later than May 10th). Free light meal and dessert will be provided.
We are seeking sponsorship from businesses and municipalities who are invited to send individuals or groups of participants.
Graffiti vandalism can be harmful to the public’s perception of affected areas, and is expensive to eradicate. Graffiti that is left unattended impacts neighborhood livability, influences the economy of businesses, and can affect the sense of security for the entire community.
The focus of this community event is a comprehensive look at graffiti culture, including preventative measures that are being used in a number of communities, how law enforcement is working in collaboration with other agencies to arrest and prosecute vandals, and how to establish and sustain abatement efforts while being fiscally responsible to budget considerations.
Keynote:Constable Valerie Spicer – Vancouver BC Police Dept., M.A. (Art History), M.A. (Criminology), Ph.D. Candidate (Criminology)
Richard Toscan, Dean Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University (School of the Arts)
Award RecognitionPaul Watts, Graffiti Removal Services – Demonstration and free removal kits
Other presentations throughout this event will support the information that Constable Spicer will be sharing.
*Attendees who wish to become abatement volunteers can sign up at this event, and will be given a free kit of removal supplies to take home, courtesy of Friendly Streets and the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
To register, please call Portland Graffiti Abatement Coordinator, Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666, Graffiti Abatement Program Assistant, Victor Salinas, 503-823-3093, or email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At our upcoming annual board meeting in October, we will need to fill several board member positions. If you are interested or know someone you'd like to nominate, now is the time. We need to receive all nominations by September 30 in order to have time to review each candidate before the meeting.
You can fill out the form below or download the PDF and deliver it in person to Patricia Gardner at either the Board meeting, Planning Committee meeting, Emergency Preparedness meeting, Livability Committee meeting, or the Pearl Party (see Calendar under Get Involved for dates, times and locations). You can also email the form to Patty (email@example.com) or Kate Washington (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you email to make a nomination for someone else, please include their contact information.