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OIA 2015 winner, Metro: Voices from the region
OIA 2015 winner, Metro: Voices from the region


In April 2015, Metro and community partner 1000 Friends of Oregon received the Oregon Innovation Award from the Center for Public Service at Portland State University to develop an approach for better connecting historically underrepresented communities to Metro’s decision-making processes. The award provided 1,000 hours of research, facilitation and consulting services from a Hatfield Resident Fellow and Center for Public Service staff. Over the course of seven months, sixty-plus representatives from Metro, 1000 Friends, CPS and many other local partners and organizations came to the table to contribute their time and expertise to the innovation effort.

Partners in co-creation:  

Innovation Core Leadership Team

Sam Diaz, Community Engagement Coordinator, 1000 Friends of Oregon
Marcus Ingle, Program Manager and Professor, Center for Public Service at PSU
Peggy Morell, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Metro
Erin Pidot, Hatfield Resident Fellow, Metro & Center for Public Service at PSU

CPS Innovation Team Members

George Beard, Marketing Manager
Phil Keisling, Director
Masami Nishishiba, Associate Director and PSU Associate Professor
Sara Saltzberg, Assistant Director
Nicole Savara-Brown, Office Coordinator
Christopher Davis, PHD candidate & Director of Terminal Operations at the Port of Longview
Carolyn Lee, Consultant 

See page 23 for a complete list of contributors. 


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