Remembrance and Call for Civic Commitment
Honor Former Mayor, J.E. “Bud” Clark
The late Portland Mayor, J.E. “Bud” Clark – and the positive impact he had on the “City of Roses” that he loved so well — will be remembered in a public celebration of his life on Sunday, May 15th at 1:00 p.m. in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square. The event will include musical tributes, personal remembrances from family members and those who worked with him, and a “Bud Clark’s City” themed volunteer downtown cleanup produced by the non-profit, SOLVE. Clark passed away on February 1 at the age of 90.
Bud was truly, “The Citizen Mayor” who, as Portland’s premier publican, welcomed everyone as he had at his Spatenhaus Tavern and later at the Goose Hollow Inn. During his two terms, Bud had weekly, “Lunch With The Mayor” gatherings at City Hall, where anyone could share a sandwich with the Mayor, as staff carefully recorded their ideas, concerns, and thanks for follow-up to address their views.
The Sunday event will include performances by The Portland Youth Philharmonic, Thomas Lauderdale, Kathleen Saadat, Mel Brown Quartet and the MarchFourth Marching Band among other personal remembrances. An “Ice Cream Social” provided by the local business Salt & Straw will follow the presentations. All Portlanders are welcomed to the take part in the cleanup and remembrance event as a demonstration of community pride and rededication to help the city regain its national status as a premier place to work, live and enjoy. Information for “Bud Clark’s City” downtown cleanup can be found at www.solveoregon.org/. In Bud’s honor there will be a bike ride that morning. For more information at www.thestreettrust.org
An account to cover expenses to “Celebrate Bud Clark” has been established at US Bank. All monies that are contributed over expenses will be donated in Bud Clark’s name to two of his favorite non-profit organizations; “Meals on Wheels People” and the Portland Audubon Society. To make a contribution, please send checks payable to: Charles P Duffy, “CBC”, P.O. Box 998,Beaverton, Oregon 97075
Mike Houck, The Urban Naturalist
Urban Greenspaces Institute
PO Box 6903
Portland, OR 97228-6903
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