Warner led Portland Development Commission
Portland Development Commission Executive Director Bruce Warner, who led the city’s urban renewal and economic development agency, announced his retirement to staff at an all-employee meeting Dec. 6.
The extra four months will allow time for the search for a new executive director to take place and will also allow Warner to lead the PDC budget process, which is now under way. Warner has served as PDC’s executive director since July 2005.
“Bruce Warner has enjoyed a long and illustrious career, making a positive impact on the quality of life for the citizens of Portland, the region and the state,” said Adams. “Bruce’s steady leadership has allowed PDC to become the outstanding agency it is today. It is further testament to Bruce’s commitment and dedication that he has agreed to stay on through this spring.”
“My time at PDC has been fascinating and incredibly satisfying,” said Warner. “We have completed many outstanding projects and launched a number of exciting initiatives during my tenure, but it is the PDC staff who have made the biggest impression on me. Their commitment, professionalism and passion for making Portland a better place are what I have always found most rewarding.”
PDC Board Chair Scott Andrews praised Warner for his service.
“The projects he has led have touched virtually every corner of Portland and should be counted as part of his legacy to the city,” Andrews said.