Portland City Councilmember Nick Fish dies
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The current longest tenured member of the Portland City Council has died from cancer.
Nick Fish, 61, died Thursday in his home surrounded by his loved ones, according to a statement released by Sonia Schmanski, his chief of staff. Fish announced Tuesday he planned to resign this year to focus on his health while battling abdominal cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2017.
Fish was first elected to the Portland City Council and took office in 2008. He was last re-elected in 2018 and his current term was to expire at the end of 2022. Fish’s office oversees the Bureau of Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation.
Fish has also previously been the commissioner in charge of the Portland Fire Bureau and Water Bureau, and helped create the Portland Housing Bureau in 2009.