Bob Stacey honored by Street Trust for public service
The Street Trust has honored Metro Councilor Bob Stacey as the 2021 recipient of the Bud Clark Lifetime Achievement Award.
Stacey has announced that he will resign from the Metro Council on Oct. 15 for health reasons.
"Councilor Stacey's impact on our transportation systems spans the lifetimes of some — such as myself! — who are current advocates for a more equitable, safe and just transportation and land use system," says Vivian Satterfield, strategic partnerships director at the Verde community advocacy organization. "He's played a massive role in shaping our region, from fighting the freeway expansion of the Westside Bypass and in supporting the vision of our region's first-ever (bus rapid transit) system with the Division project. His style of leadership comes from a place of genuine curiosity in engaging the people around him as people first in order to find values and common ground."
The award is one of the organization's annual Alice Awards, which recognizes "champions in our community for their exceptional contributions to improving transportation in the Greater Portland Metro Region and beyond."
Also receiving an Alice Award is state Rep. Khanh Pham, D-Portland, who has a long history of community building along 82nd Avenue and in The Jade District, where she has championed safety for people who live, work, shop, and play along the street and across East Portland.
"Rep. Pham has a deep commitment to environmental and climate justice. This year, she demonstrated decisive, visionary leadership in securing emergency and long-term funding for the transformation of 82nd Avenue and its transfer to the City of Portland from the Oregon Department of Transportation," says Kimberlee Stafford, chair of The Street Trust Community Fund's board of directors.
The third award winner is BikePOC PNW, which will receive the inaugural Elizabeth Jennings Graham Transportation Justice Award for their leadership in actively creating a brave space for BIPOC members to ride bikes, build community, forge life-long friendships and challenge the status quo.
"We appreciate their investment in creating a new, vibrant and inclusive community for BIPOC cyclists in the Portland metro area through organized rides such as the 'Chingona' and 'Party Pace' rides," said Thomas Ngo, chair of The Street Trust Action Fund's board of directors.
The awards will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at Ankeny West Plaza, 770 W. Burnside St. Tickets are available at www.thestreettrust.org/ALICE.
The Street Trust was previously known as the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
A previous Portland Tribune story on Stacey can be found here.
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