Kate is the PDNA's Communication Committee chair leader.
Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Dennis LoGiudice says: Guy Bodin is one of the most dedicated volunteers we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He is on the Pearl District Neighborhood Livability and Safety Committee Team-the Graffiti Busters. He has quite a bit of background in photography, and has been invaluable to documenting the graffiti for the City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program, so that, if a prolific tagger is caught, there is enough evidence to bring a case forward. Guy is also very responsive in cleaning tags quickly. This tactic has been proven to be essential to ensure that taggers recognize that graffiti is not tolerated, and it also sends a message to vandals that there are people who care about livability in Portland’s neighborhoods. While doing the graffiti patrols, Guy also like to keep an eye on other conditions and/or safety issues that appear to degrade the neighborhood such as vandalism, car prowls, drug/alcohol use and drug dealing on the street and in illegal campgrounds, etc. He documents what he sees with photos and video and then uses this visual media to provoke neighborhood changes or action. Since Guy’s career was in Public Health and Infectious Diseases, he is sensitive to the dangers of infectious biohazards left on the street where innocent persons can come in contact with them. He has worked with the Livability Committee partners-Portland Crime Prevention, his neighborhood’s assigned NRT officer, ODOT/PBOT, and other city public officials to try to keep the Pearl District neighborhood clean and safe.
Portland State University’s Geography Department is having a gathering on Monday, Feb. 10th , 4:30-6:30 p.m. to honor Dr. Tom Harvey. It will be at Smith Center on campus, Room 238/Browsing Lounge. (Smith Center faces the South Park Blocks and is about 1 block south from the Streetcar line’s Park Blocks stop). The celebration is open to all. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served and Caitlin’s preparing a backdrop Power Point with lots of Tom’s photos that will cycle through. One of the speakers is Tony Goddard, with whom Tom attended grad school at the U. of Minnesota. Tom and Tony then worked together at St. Paul (MN) City Planning. Tom was born to Martha (White) Harvey Chinnery and the late Andrew Frank Harvey Jr., on Sept. 13, 1951, in Tupelo, Miss. Tom graduated from Tupelo High School in 1969. He received a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Antioch College in 1974, an M.S. in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He married Jean Ellen Spraker of Wilmington, Del., on July 27, 1974, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Tom was a professor of geography at Portland State University until his passing. His academic interests were in urban geography, urban planning, cultural landscape studies and the geography of North America.Previously, he worked as a city planner for the City of St. Paul, Minn., and for the Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society. In Portland, Tom was an active member of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association from 1995 and, most recently, served as a board member on the association's Design Review Committee. Tom is survived by his wife, Jean Spraker of Portland; daughter, Caitlin Harvey of Glen Allen, Va.; mother, Martha Chinnery of Sun City Center, Fla.; and brother, Andrew "Drew" Harvey of Portland. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in his honor to the Mississippi Main Street Association, 308 E. Pearl St., Suite 101, Jackson, MS 39201 or the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., Portland, OR 97210. Smith Memorial Student Union Browsing Lounge (Room 238) 1825 SW Broadway, Portland Feb 10, 4:30 p.m.
Construction Celebration for Pearl's Newest City Park Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will hold a public celebration as construction begins on the newest city park, The Fields. WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 3:00-4:15 PM WHERE: NW 10th & Overton