Thibodeau: Fort Gorges is a historic landmark and should be protected

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 9th, 2019

Mayoral Candidate Spencer Thibodeau: Fort Gorges is a historic landmark and should be protected

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Spencer Thibodeau

spenceformayor2019@gmail.com

(207)245-2173

PORTLAND — Mayoral candidate and District 2 City Councilor Spencer Thibodeau today called for Fort Gorges to be protected from commercial development and preserved for future generations. 

Thibodeau released the following statement: 

“I had the opportunity to join my Council colleagues and City Staff for a tour of Fort Gorges a few years ago. What was clear from that experience is that we need a robust public process to protect this historic landmark from deterioration and preserve this open space for future generations. As Portland’s next Mayor, I am committed to ensuring that this treasure of Portland’s history is protected.”

“As part of a public process, I think our community should maximize local, state and federal resources to protect and preserve Fort Gorges. I want to thank the Friends of Fort Gorges and members of our community dedicated to this cause and I look forward to working with all Portlanders in this effort in the future.”

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