Sam Adams Leaving City Club for Climate Job in Washington

Willamette Week:

Former Mayor Sam Adams is leaving Portland City Club after two years to take a job working on climate change in Washington, D.C.Adams announced the change in internal email to the City Club Board of Directors on Monday.Here's that email: From: Sam AdamsDate: Monday, January 12, 2015 11:30 AMSubject: What's Next for Me and a Big Thank You To: [email protected] cc: Board of Governors; City Club StaffDear Board of Governors,In the past two years, we have built a stronger City Club. It has been a great team effort. And a heck of a lot of fun.While I loved serving as your Executive Director, I have decided to accept a unique opportunity to help lead national efforts to combat climate change as the Director of the U.S. Climate Initiatives Program at the World Resources Institute, a global nonpartisan research organization based in Washington D.C.My work at City Club has continued my lifelong passion to promote civic involvement. My new position will allow me to expand on one of my priorities as Portland’s Mayor -- to help prevent and address climate change in an equitable manner.I look forward to working with you, our great staff, and my successor to ensure a smooth transition. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the leadership team of this great organization.I will remain an enthusiastic member of the City Club of Portland.With warm regards, Sam Adams, Executive DirectorCity Club of Portland

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