Since 2007, Sarah Cushman has been instrumental in leading our grassroots fight for sustainable ways to commute to work. She launched the monthly Green Streets commute-another-way celebration in Greater Portland, grew the list of businesses offering incentives to those using alternate modes of transportation, facilitated the development of our informational website and e-newsletter, and knitted together Green Streeters of all types to show how we are all part of something bigger. Our organization now has more than 1,900 Greater Portlanders who subscribe to our mission.
After three years Sarah is ready to pass the reins to new leadership for Portland Green Streets. She has generously agreed to continue with us for six months so that the transition to a new Director is as smooth as possible and includes an overlap with her successor. She will also still serve on the Board of Directors.
To advance our ongoing community projects, the Board of Portland Green Streets is launching a search for a new Director. Please review the posting for the position and application details on our website. Parallel to this effort, we are also asking for proposals from partner organizations who might consider incorporating Portland Green Streets as a project within their programming.
Please consider sharing the position posting and Request for Proposals with any individual or organization you know that may be interested and qualified. And we welcome you to stop by the monthly Green Streets Volunteer Social on January 17th, from 5:30-7pm at Hilltop Coffee Shop (90 Congress St.) to discuss either of these prospects further. Both are great opportunities, Portland Green Streets is a wonderful initiative, and we’re poised to change transportation behavior ever more toward sustainable modes in Greater Portland.
As always, thanks for your support. We will update you when the search is complete.