The community discussion was part of “Race Talks,” an ongoing conversation series that fosters cross-cultural dialogue.
Loretta Smith News
This morning we are waking up to news that the Eagle Creek fire moved 12 miles in only nine hours overnight. Parts of East Multnomah County are now being evacuated.
Staff representing the Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division and the Aging, Disability & Veterans Services Division were also on-hand for the event.
Commissioner Smith kicks-off 2017 SummerWorks program.
"SummerWorks is more than just a paycheck. There is no better place to learn the skills needed to be successful at work than work itself." - Commissioner Loretta Smith
“I have never seen a kid doing a drive-by on their way to work.” - Commissioner Loretta Smith
Commissioner Smith joined leaders from Portland's African American community to fight racism and violence at Portland's annual Good in the Hood event.
On March 8, join Commissioner Smith in celebrating the renaming of the Multnomah County Elections Building in honor of Oregon suffragists Abigail Scott Duniway and Esther Pohl Lovejoy.
"My View: Combat disparities by supporting youth" was posted to the Portland Tribune website on Feb. 16. 2017
Commissioner Smith, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Comcast & SEI help bridge digital divide
On Monday, October 24 Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith, Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Comcast and Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) will partner to help bridge the digital divide.
On Saturday, October 22 Commissioner Loretta Smith, Senator Ron Wyden, the Urban League of Portland, Black Women for Peace and more than 115 local seniors will take part in a Free Pancake Breakfast.