Thanks to an outpouring of community support, I've made it past the primary and into the runoff for Position 2. This special election will be held on August 11th.
Working in the community for decades has taught me that we all have a story, and no one really knows the depth of our experiences. I'm Dan Ryan, and I'm ready to my Portland story to work to serve all of YOU in City Hall. Please Join me today by voting Dan Ryan for Portland City Hall City Commissioner 2.
For decades, Dan has served the Portland community working on causes he believes in. From working on issues ranging from education (from Pre-k to higher ed), mental health, the arts, and issues pertaining to progressive communities of faith, Dan has extensive experience building bridges and creating results for children and families. As a highly experienced non-profit leader, Dan knows how to build bridges between diverse stakeholders to get results.
Dan was an elected member of the Portland Public School Board from 2005 to 2008. This passion for education continued when Dan Ryan served as the CEO of All Hands Raised (formerly Portland Schools Foundation) from 2008 to 2019. As the backbone of the organization for the All Hands Raised Partnership, Dan lead the organization in synchronizing Multnomah County’s collective actions and guiding them toward measurable, meaningful results and rallying the community together to
change practices, expectations and behaviors to improve outcomes for kids.
Dan was the Portland Light of Fire Executive Director of the Year in 2018. Dan received recognition as one of Portland Monthly Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Portlanders, and is an alumnus of the American Leadership Forum in Oregon (ALF Class of XXVIII). Dan serves on the leadership advisory boards of Wells Fargo, the Portland Trail Blazers, and Trillium Family Services and the University of Oregon Alumni Association. Prior to All Hands Raised, Dan worked in the private, public and non-profit sector including positions at the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland State University, Metropolitan Group, Virginia Mason Foundation, and New School University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon and did graduate-level work at New School University’s Graduate School of Management & Urban Professional.
Dan is the youngest of eight and a proud Oregonian. In his free time, Dan attends many local arts and sporting events. Dan and his partner Amo enjoy cooking, their backyard garden, fresh air and a variety of Oregon climates and outdoor experiences, as well as his 16 nephews and nieces and their families.