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Merril Keane is an active City Club member, and she most recently served as chair of last year's Advocacy Board. Portland Business Journal highlighted her in their section People on the Move. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Audubon Society of Portland. Founded in 1902 (14 years before City Club), the Audubon Society promotes the understanding, enjoyment and protection of native birds, and other wildlife and their habitats. By day she is a business and tax attorney at Miller Nash.

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City Club of Portland is seeking an Executive Director with a deep commitment to civic engagement, advocacy, equity, and public policy. For nearly 100 years, City Club of Portland has been bringing civic-minded people together to make Portland and Oregon better places to live, work and play—for everyone. The Executive Director ensures City Club of Portland– 1900 members, staff, and volunteers, with a $500,000 annual budget – operates to fulfil its mission.

This position reports to the President of City Club’s Board of Governors. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the long-term strategic organizational development efforts, including but not limited to: City Club’s mission, fundraising and development, staff, programs and events, membership outreach and retention, research and advocacy agenda, and community relationships. Click here for more information.

News to Know

Portland City Club: Make homelessness a public health priority. By Elizabeth Hayes, Portland Business Journal

Who's Hot and Who's Not in Oregon Politics: Teressa Raiford, Nick Fish, GMOs. By Jesse Cornett, GoLocalPDX Contributor

So much Portland tech news, so little of me. By Malia Spencer, Portland Business Journal 

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Our weekly programs are a great way to stay informed and up-to-date on issues facing Oregonians. If you miss a Friday Forum at the Sentinel Hotel, you can tune in and listen to Oregon Public Broadcasting every Friday at 7pm, or watch on Portland Community Media and YouTube. City Club members can log in to their accounts and livestream Friday Forums each week! Everyone can browse our Friday Forum library.




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