OCCUPATION: Environmental Law Enforcement, City of Portland Noise Control Officer

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: 19 years in the Environmental field, specializing in air pollution and noise issues

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Stockton State College, Environmental Science B.S.; Graduate Environmental studies at Portland State University

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Airport Land Use Advisory Committee; Multnomah County Animal Services Task Force; Initiated the North Portland Noise Study focusing on resolutions to Portland International Raceway and Train Noise

Leadership. Commitment. Experience

Why Paul is running
He is running for office to: develop environmental green job opportunities, further stream line social service and education programs, and assist growing local businesses --- the center of our economy.

Leadership experience
Paul has extensive leadership expertise with regards to: years as an environmental scientist and enforcement professional; expertise regarding criminal justice reform; a long history serving on the Board at Growing Gardens helping low income families grow their own fresh and healthy produce.

Creating win-win solutions for the community
He's a problem-solver that is good at creating win-win situations between the city and local businesses.

“Paul has been a champion for small businesses in North and Northeast Portland. He is a man of action who finds innovative ways to cut through the city bureaucracy to achieve healthy, productive communities.”- Tracy Olson, North/Northeast small business owner of Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery

An accomplished North/Northeast Portland community advocate
Paul has partnered with neighborhood and business associations across the entire district for the last decade to address long standing livability concerns; he has written innovative environmental regulations; and has been a long-time community organizer in North/Northeast Portland for the last 14 years.

“[Paul is] a problem solver, someone with a vision and a judicial sense of fairness for all sides.” ( Portland Mercury 4/27/06).

(This information furnished by Paul van Orden)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.