October 3, 2016
Multnomah County Commissioners and elected officials from the city, county and state level were on hand at the Jefferson Building downtown Portland Tuesday which will be the site of the new Multnomah County Courthouse.
Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and will open in 2020. The total project cost is $300 million, with half of that coming from state bond funds.
“This project will provide hundreds of jobs and will serve our community well into the future,” said Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, who served as master of ceremonies.
Additional speakers included Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Balmer, State Sen. Richard Devlin, State Rep. Jennifer Williamson, Multnomah County Presiding Judge Nan Waller, and Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack.
Shiprack presented a plaque to Waller for her “dedication and commitment to the project.” The plaque was mounted on a brick used in the construction of the current courthouse which is over 100 years old.
“Thank you for your relentless service and not accepting failure as an option,” said Shiprack as she presented the plaque to Waller.