Oregon Historical Society, 1200 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205, United States
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Making Government Work Amid the Discord: Lessons from a former mayor who brought people together to get things done.
Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Free Public Lecture with Ralph Becker, former Salt Lake City Mayor and former House Minority Leader in the Utah State House of Representatives. With divisiveness and discord on the rise, finding ways to get things done in government has become not only more challenging but also a critical necessity. In this second lecture of the annual Leading Voices in Collaborative Governance Lecture Series, Ralph Becker will share insights from his experience bringing people together to implement solutions addressing complex issues such as homelessness, clean air, and transportation – efforts which have garnered national attention. The event is sponsored by the Collaborative Governance Graduate Certificate, part of PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, and bythe Association of Oregon Counties, City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services, Metro, Prosper Portland, and State of Oregon's Department of Administrative Services.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm
Let’s Talk Trash: What Our Trash Says When We’re Gone (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=549770)
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2pm
Our region sends one million tons of garbage each year to landfills outside our boundaries to places such as Arlington, Oregon. The landfill there also receives all of Seattle’s garbage and still has more than 100 years of capacity left. Our choice to send our garbage to far away places impacts our health and well-being. Are we okay with continuing our current system? Do we have ideas for improvements? The Oregon Historical Society and Metro invite you to a dynamic, engaging discussion about the past, present, and future of landfills in Oregon. Let’s Talk Trash is a series of events designed to present information, raise awareness, and generate ideas about how our region can best manage its garbage in the future.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from noon-1pm
Author James Longhurst will read from his book "Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road" http://bikebattles.net/the-tour/