Professional Development Opportunity: Case for Public Service


Making an Affirmative Case for Public Services, 

and Building the Oregon We Imagine 

 Wednesday, January 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The role of government, public spending, and taxes will be at the heart of policy and budget debates both nationally and at the state level in the coming year.

Join us as Patrick Bresette of Public Works shares research and insights from working across the country in support of efforts to build and maintain strong communities that meet the needs of all residents.  Learn how this work is being carried forward in Oregon, and how you can add your voice to those calling for adequate revenues and public systems that address the deep needs in our communities.

NW Natural

220 NW Second Ave

Fourth Floor Hospitality Room

Portland, Oregon 97209

Please RSVP to Haley, at 503-226-3001 ext 100, or

Patrick Bresette

Associate Program Director, Public Works

Patrick is responsible for taking the work of the program out to the states and partner organizations and seeking ways to imbed the lessons learned and strategies developed into the everyday work of the many stakeholders for an effective public sector. Patrick comes to the project after thirteen years as Associate Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities and before that as a legislative aide in the Texas House of Representatives. He brings with him a broad understanding of how to work with and within the public sector for positive social change. His years of work leading the policy team at CPPP, spearheading the organization’s legislative initiatives, and leading diverse coalitions of partner organizations situate him well for his outreach and partnership development efforts with this initiative. Patrick has an MPA from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Sculpture from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.