PAUL van ORDEN
OCCUPATION: Environmental Law Enforcement, City of Portland Noise Control Officer
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: 19 years in the Environmental field, specializing in air pollution and noise issues
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Stockton State College, Environmental Science B.S.; Graduate Environmental studies at Portland State University
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Airport Land Use Advisory Committee; Multnomah County Animal Services Task Force; Initiated the North Portland Noise Study focusing on resolutions to Portland International Raceway and Train Noise
PAUL van ORDEN
Leadership. Commitment. Experience
Why Paul is running
He is running for office to: develop environmental green job opportunities, further stream line social service and education programs, and assist growing local businesses --- the center of our economy.
Paul has extensive leadership expertise with regards to: years as an environmental scientist and enforcement professional; expertise regarding criminal justice reform; a long history serving on the Board at Growing Gardens helping low income families grow their own fresh and healthy produce.
Creating win-win solutions for the community
He's a problem-solver that is good at creating win-win situations between the city and local businesses.
“Paul has been a champion for small businesses in North and Northeast Portland. He is a man of action who finds innovative ways to cut through the city bureaucracy to achieve healthy, productive communities.”- Tracy Olson, North/Northeast small business owner of Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery
An accomplished North/Northeast Portland community advocate
Paul has partnered with neighborhood and business associations across the entire district for the last decade to address long standing livability concerns; he has written innovative environmental regulations; and has been a long-time community organizer in North/Northeast Portland for the last 14 years.
“[Paul is] a problem solver, someone with a vision and a judicial sense of fairness for all sides.” ( Portland Mercury 4/27/06).
(This information furnished by Paul van Orden)
The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.