Downtown Clean & Safe District welcomes new executive director

Lynnae Berg takes on role as head of Clean & Safe District, vice president of downtown services for Portland Business Alliance

Mar 26, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Clean & Safe District recently hired Lynnae Berg as the new executive director of the downtown district. Berg served for nearly 28 years at the Portland Police Bureau in a wide variety of assignments, from uniformed patrol officer to interim chief.
 Lynnae Berg headshot
"This position requires a broad range of skills and expertise,” said Dave Williams, chair of the Clean & Safe board of directors and vice president for utility services at NW Natural. "Lynnae’s background in public safety and her ability to work with a variety of different people on complex issues really set her apart and we are excited to have her on board.”
Berg’s position includes serving as executive director of the Clean & Safe District and vice president of downtown services for the Portland Business Alliance, the entity that manages the district. She oversees the district’s $4.2 million budget, funded by downtown property owners, which includes cleaning and security programs, downtown retail recruitment and retention efforts, the holiday lighting program and much more.
While at the Portland Police Bureau, Berg served for 17 years in command and senior leadership assignments, including assistant chief of operations and interim chief. She currently serves as a volunteer instructor for holistic self-defense classes for women and girls through the Police Bureau’s WomenStrength and GirlStrength programs.
Berg holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She also holds a master’s of public administration from Lewis and Clark College.

About the Downtown Clean & Safe District
Downtown’s Clean & Safe District was created more than 20 years ago to support additional cleaning and security in the central city. The district, funded by downtown property owners, includes 213 blocks in the central city, and also supports market research and retail recruitment and retention efforts. The district is managed by the Portland Business Alliance under the direction of the district’s board of directors.