Who are the members of the Historian Panel?
The Commissioner in Charge of Transportation appoints a Historian Panel. Mayor Sam Adams, the Commissioner in charge of Transportation, appointed Professor Gilbert Paul Carrasco, Oregon Nation Guard Brigadier General Michael Caldwell and Kathy Fuerstenau, Chairwoman of the Cully Association of Neighbors to serve on the Historian Panel. They were chosen based on the following criteria: (a) Not involved in any prior effort to rename a city street; (b) Willing to serve for 12 months; (c) Hold community or professional leadership positions; (d) Expertise with public processes, neighborhood and community outreach; (e) Portland resident. The panel was advised by a group of professional historians and assisted by a team of independent consultants.