Metro Councilor, 5th District
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND:Real Estate/Preservation Development, Farmers Markets.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:University of Oregon BA
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE:Eugene Historic Review Board; Oregon Justice Department Citizens Review Board for Child Protective Services; Portland Housing and Community Development Commission; Oregon Convention Center/URAC; Portland Police Review Board; Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Advisory Committee.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: Hollywood Boosters; Portland Streetcar; Stand for Children; Portland Business Alliance; Irvington Community Association.
PRESERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT, PROGRESSING FOR PORTLAND
“As a third generation Portlander, small business owner and community organizer I have the experience needed to get us back on track with sustainable land use and economic development solutions. District 5 citizens are ready for assertive leadership that gets the job done.”
Brad Perkins – Proven Business and Community Leader
Brad is a recognized leader who has created sustainable jobs in historic preservation, real estate development and food nutrition by owning and operating three small businesses. He founded a number of nonprofits, such as Irvington Farmers Market, Peace Memorial Park Foundation and Cascadia High Speed Rail Advocates.
Sustainable Answers for Stronger Economy
Brad will work hard to ensure Metro meets and exceeds its emission greenhouse gas reduction goals by engaging the renewable energy, technology and transportation industries to provide smart, cost-effective alternatives. He believes in increasing our use of renewable energy resources and creating jobs using collaborative approaches to develop shared solutions, not a top-down, costly one that endangers our ecosystems and our resources.
Putting Communities and Working Families FIRST
A father of three Portland Public Schools graduates, Brad believes in the importance of strong and safe connections among communities, affordable housing, town centers, schools and hospitals to bike/pedestrian, transit and rapid rail corridors. He will continue to advocate for job and vocational training and internship opportunities for high school students.
Brad Perkins – A Leader Promoting Portland’s Values
“Our future is dependent on improving our ability to better integrate our systems of transportation, housing, education, renewable energy and natural resources to help reduce the abundant pollution and waste we create.”