Congratulations to all the East Portlanders that are being recognized with Spirit of Portland awards this year! In particular, congratulations to the long, successful, and impactful work of the EPNO Mobile Playgrounds and Hiring Team! EPNO Mobile Playgrounds Team is receiving the Spirit of Portland Equity in Practice Partnership of the Year Award.
Over the years they have served thousands of children in East Portland, increased the locations of the mobile playgrounds around our community, and diversified the hiring rates for playground summer staff by 21%.
Proud of this team and all their critical work!
Join the celebration at the Spirit of Portland awards:
Full List of Awardees:
Community Leader of the Year: Terrance Moses, Lisha Shrestha, and Surya Joshi
Young Leader of the Year: Alisha Zhao
Elder Leader of the Year: Grace G.M. Eagle Reed
City Employee of the Year: Rick Best
Community Group/Organization of the Year: Trauma Intervention Program (T.I.P.)
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award: Rebekah Albert
Equity in Practice Partnership of the Year: EPNO Mobile Playgrounds Team
Access and Disability Justice Award: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship of the Year: Nestor Campos
Individual and Organization Awards from Council
Mayor Ted Wheeler: Rick Nitti and Unite Oregon
Commissioner Chloe Eudaly: Kathleen Saadat and The Raging Grannies
Commissioner Amanda Fritz: Katrina Holland and Good in the Hood
Commissioner Nick Fish: Wajdi Said and Rania Ayoub (Muslim Education Trust) and Sexual &
Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)
Commissioner Dan Saltzman: Jennifer Young (Lents Neighborhood Association) and Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Incident Management Team & Interagency groups deployed to contain and assist with the Eagle Creek Fire