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Charles Jordan’s Legacy

Written by Mike Turner on April 4, 2014

Charles Jordan is dead at the age of 77.

He was the first African-American city Commissioner and the Director of Parks for nearly ten years following his election in 1974.

Many, like Former Mayor Sam Adams, says Jordan is largely responsible for the number one national ranking of Portland’s city parks. Current Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz says she’s honored to carry on his legacy.

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