With Nick Fish’s passing, Portland has lost one of its brightest and most enduring of lights.
Commissioner Fish was a compassionate and deeply caring community leader, a champion for all, a professional colleague, and my friend. He was the ideal of what a community deserves in a public official and a model for each of us privileged to hold a public role. He led not by demand or insistence but instead through his tireless, ethical, professional, intellectual, and optimistic way.
Nick, you made our community, and each of us that had the honor to work with and know you, better as well. Rest in peace, my friend. You are already missed.