Bobby Fouther, dance instructor, artist, member of the Oregon Ballet Theatre outreach staff, and tireless King School supporter and volunteer has been selected to receive the “Independent Spirit Award” for his work in the community. I hope you can attend the ceremony and celebrate. Admission is free to all.
25 winners will be receiving the coveted 2009 Spirit of Portland Award during an evening ceremony at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 starting at 7 p.m. The group of winners includes those chosen in various categories by the Selection Committee last week and those selected by Council members to receive the newly created Commissioner’s Award.
The Award Ceremony will be held in the Newmark Theatre, one of the PCPA’s three theatres. A reception with cake and beverages in the spacious lobby downstairs will follow. The Newmark Theatre is located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway at the Main Street intersection in downtown Portland.
The popular Spirit of Portland Award Ceremony will be held at the prestigious Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) this year. It will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. City officials have chosen the new evening time so more people can attend.
The event, which usually draws a standing‐room‐only crowd of supporters and well wishers to the Council Chambers at City Hall, will be held in the Newmark Theatre, one of the PCPA’s three theatres. The new venue was selected to comfortably seat everyone who wishes to attend. A reception with cake and beverages in the spacious lobby will follow.
The PCPA is sponsoring this year’s celebration of Portland’s finest and has generously donated the use of their facility. The Newmark Theatre is located downtown, inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway at the Main Street intersection.
Celebrated since 1985, the Spirit of Portland ceremony is an important way the city recognizes those who make a positive difference in our community. Please send in your nominations if you know the perfect candidate to receive this honored award. All nominations are due at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) office by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Nomination forms are available at ONI, Room 110 at City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Ave or at any of the seven neighborhood district coalition offices. Forms can also be downloaded from the web at Spirit of Portland 2009.
Phone: 503-823-4519 • Fax: 503-823-3050 • www.portlandonline.com/oni
The Council passed a resolution last year creating the Commissioner’s Spirit of Portland Award. Now the Mayor and each commissioner can select one individual and one group for recognition.
The public can nominate in the following categories: Emergency Preparedness; Public Involvement (city staff or community member); Community Policing/Public Safety (city staff or community member); Humanitarian; Independent Spirit; Community Harmony; Large Business;
Small Business; New/Emerging Community Leader (person or group); Business Association; Non‐Profit Organization; Neighborhood; Outstanding Partnership; Employee Volunteer; and
New categories this year are Business Association of the Year and New/Emerging Community Leader.
Winners in the above awards are chosen by a Selection Committee made up of representatives from the Mayor’s and City Commissioner’s offices, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Neighborhood District Coalition offices, Business Associations, non‐profit community organizations and past award winners.
The PCPA is a premier arts and entertainment venue in the Pacific Northwest. Nationally recognized as one of the top 10 performing arts centers in the nation, the PCPA hosts more than 900 performances and events each year.
Its 880‐seat Newmark Theatre was designed to emulate the Edwardian‐style theaters of Europe. Home to a variety of productions, this theater is refined and elegant, providing an intimate theatrical experiences with no seat further than 65 feet from the stage. The theatre is fully ADA compliant with wheelchair seating and assisted listening devices.
The ArtBar, restaurant in the PCPA complex, will be open for those who would like to have dinner at the theatre before the awards ceremony.