Annual Meeting plus Forest Park Discussion and Vote
In 1945 City Club issued a report recommending the creation of a 6000-acre “Municipal Forest-Park,” which ultimately led to the creation of Portland’s beloved Forest Park. Now, more than six decades later, Forest Park faces an accumulation of financial, administrative and environmental challenges: perennial budget woes, balancing preservation with access and combating the dangerous spread of invasive species.
A City Club study committee recently released a report evaluating how the park is faring and recommending how best to protect and manage it. On June 4, at City Club’s Annual Meeting, City Club members and the community will debate the report’s findings and conclusions in an interactive and lively discussion, followed by a City Club vote on the report’s recommendations. Until the membership vote, City Club has no official position on the report.
This program will begin 15 minutes early, at 12:00PM, when City Club will honor individual members who have contributed greatly to the Club and the larger community over the past year.
Read the report: Forest Park: A Call to Action