On July 27, Portland Downtown Clean & Safe in partnership with ORLA hosted a Hotel & Restaurant Safety Summit at The Nines hotel. Nearly 50 hospitality industry members were in attendance and armed with concerns and questions. Guest panelists represented the Portland Police Bureau, Portland mayor’s office, District Attorney’s office and Multnomah County. Guests acknowledged the importance of continuing these types of meetings to bring us together and provide a bigger voice, suggesting we need to express it more directly and frequently.
During the meeting Andrew Fitzpatrick, the Director of Economic Development in the mayor’s office, made a commitment to being a contact from the city to share updates and respond to concerns from our industry. As a follow up to the discussion last week, Fitzpatrick shared with ORLA an update on the current work being done by the city to help move solutions forward:
We will continue to communicate and share the work and progress that is being made within the city as we all work together to further improve the safety and wellbeing, and overall rejuvenation of the City of Portland and Multnomah County.
ORLA members wanting to get involved in a Portland area Regional Leadership Team should contact Makenzie Marineau, Government Affairs and Regional Leadership Teams Coordinator.
Makenzie Marineau is the Government Affairs and Regional Leadership Teams Coordinator for the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association. This Portland-focused blog intends to highlight the good news and work being done in Portland by ORLA and our leadership teams.