Through an investment of more than $200 million, the Portland Mall Revitalization Project has introduced light-rail service to the Portland Mall. At the completion of this project, the Portland Mall has been returned to its original architectural excellence and grace. But the long-term benefits of this investment can be realized only through ongoing stewardship and timely responses to physical, social and environmental changes in the area. Recognizing this need, a group of private-sector business leaders have partnered with the City of Portland and TriMet to form Portland Mall Management, Inc. (PMMI), a 501(c) public-benefit corporation.
PMMI’s mission is to bring together community stakeholders to collaborate in maintaining the Portland Mall, keeping it the business-friendly and pedestrian-oriented environment it was built as, and avoiding its past history of neglect and deterioration.
PMMI is governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business and property owners as well as representatives from the Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet and the mayor’s office. PMMI board meetings are open to the public, and more information is available on the Events page.
Funding for the services PMMI provides comes through a series of agreements between TriMet, the City of Portland, the Portland Business Alliance and Portland State University. For fiscal year 2011-2012, PMMI’s budget is $1.94 million, and that amount is supplemented by in-kind services provided by the Portland Business Alliance.
Board of Directors
Board meetings are held at noon at the US Bank Tower, 4th Floor Tower Conference Room and are open to the public.
Josh Alpert* – Office of Mayor Sam Adams
Scott Andrews* – President, Melvin Mark Companies
Phil Kalberer* – President, Kalberer Company
Malia Wasson – President, U.S. Bank – Oregon
Shelly Lomax* – TriMet
Matt Felton – President, Felton Properties
Mark Goodman – City Center Parking, Inc.
Sue Keil – Citizen at Large
Sandra McDonough – Portland Business Alliance
Mark New* – President, New & Neville
Brian Pearce* – Unico
Jennifer Polver – Executive Director, Pioneer Square, Inc.
John Russell – President, Russell Development Company
Mark Schlesinger – Senior Property Manager/Partner
John Widmer* – Interim Director, Bureau of Transportation
Fred Kleisner – The Nines Hotel
Monica Rimai* – Portland State University
Bob Buchanan – General Manager, Pioneer Place
Peggidy Yates – Multnomah County
Douglas Obletz – President, Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc.
Vic Rhodes – Rhodes Consulting, Inc.
* Denotes Executive Committee members