Mayor Ted Wheeler Announces Safer Summer PDX Plan

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has introduced the newly appointed team to lead Safer Summer PDX.

The upcoming action plan to prevent and address gun violence over the summer months is headed up by Shareef Khatib and Julian Massenburg.

According to the Mayor’s Office, Khatib has over 13 years of experience leading and implementing counter-violence events.

Portland-native Massenburg has been working on the Communications Team in the City’s Office of Management and Finance since 2013.

He assisted with forming the City’s new Division of Community Safety last year.

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