The fifth-annual Urban Pioneer Awards event honors people and organizations that help make Portland one of the best places to live. This year the College of Urban and Public Affairs will recognize Mike Lindberg, Williams & Dame Development, Inc., and the National Electrical Contractors Association / International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (NECA/IBEW).
Lindberg, who championed parks, the arts, and the environment as a Portland city commissioner for 17 years, is senior counsel for Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in Portland and an avid volunteer.
Portland-based Williams & Dame Development specializes in developing underutilized real estate to meet new community needs. Its recent projects include the South Waterfront District and the Hoyt Street Yards in the Pearl District.
The NECA/IBEW built a state-of-the-art electrical training facility in Portland that is nationally recognized in the industry.
The awards event, planned for May 2 at the Portland Hilton, benefits student scholarships. For tickets, call Rod Johnson at 503-725-4044