- The search process should be open, transparent, and inclusive. There should be real community representation on the search committee and the community should have a chance to meet and give input on the finalists.
- The new Port Director should have a proven track record building strong relationships with local communities and neighborhoods.
- The new Port Director should have a strong track record of leadership on environmental issues and should be committed to supporting Portland’s ban on new fossil fuel terminals and making the Port a leader in sustainable energy technologies.
- The new Port Director should be committed to protecting and restoring the Portland reaches of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, including taking a strong leadership role in cleaning up the Portland Harbor Superfund area, cleaning up brownfields, and restoring habitat.
- The new Port Director should have a proven track record on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and should be able to articulate a vision for how the Port will promote DEI in its hiring, operations, tenants and its interactions with the surrounding community.
Comments are due by January 27. It only takes a few minutes to do it online. Portland Audubon intends to stay actively involved in this hiring effort and to push the Port Commission and the Governor to bring real progressive leadership to the Port of Portland. To see a recent article on the hiring, click here.