When Commissioner Loretta Smith learned about the disparity in capital funding for startups owned by women and people of color, she did something about it.
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I want to thank Joanne Fuller for her almost three decades of commitment to the people of Multnomah County. She has given a lifetime of service.
The community discussion was part of “Race Talks,” an ongoing conversation series that fosters cross-cultural dialogue.
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