Street Roots’ executive director receives honors

israelcolmugblogStreet Roots Executive Director Israel Bayer was among a group of individuals and organizations recognized with achievement awards by the Portland Coordinating Committee to End Homelessness. The awards were presented Wednesday by City Commissioner Nick Fish and Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury.

Bayer was honored for his “leadership and ingenuity in challenging the community to act, respond and live to promote justice for all people and be a voice for marginalized groups.”

Also receiving awards were the Multnomah County Mobile Medical Clinic, Cascade AIDS Project, and the Home Builders Foundation. Other individuals honored were Lio Alaalatoa with JOIN, Liora Berry with Cascadia BHC, Liv Jenssen with the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, and Holly Redeau of Central City Concern.

4 responses to “Street Roots’ executive director receives honors

  1. Congratulations, Israel. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there to see receive your award. Not that you are the sort of fellow who does what you do looking for accolades, but that’s sorta the point of this award (which is what makes it special) — peers thanking peers for their hard work. Thank you…for all your hard work.

  2. What Lynne said. Congratulations Israel.

  3. Congratulations Israel and Street Roots.

  4. Well deserved Israel. Nice work my friend.

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