Street 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.