Metro Regional Coalition
Jim led an effort to form a six-community coalition aimed at promoting regional projects. The Metro Regional Coalition is the group that resulted from those efforts.
The entries below highlight the accomplishments of the Metro Regional Coalition.
Creation of Regional Crime Lab in Portland:
- Crime Busting Costs Promote Sharing; Efforts Are Under Way to Have Greater Portland Police Departments Use a Regional Forensics Facility, Portland Press Herald, July 2, 2006.
- Local Police May Get Their Own Crime Lab,Portland Press Herald,November 20, 2007.
- Conclusive Evidence: Lab a Big Help, Portland Press Herald,August 27, 2009.
Formation of a Regional Economic Development Corporation:
After years of planning the Greater Portland Economic Development Corporation was formed.