Mason Wordell works with the City of Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry division, where he assists with implementation of Title 11. He is passionate about policies, programs, and practices that advance environmental justice in urban areas.
Mason has a strong background in community outreach and organizing, volunteer coordination, and event planning related to urban forestry and land stewardship. Mason previously served as the Volunteer Manager for Columbia Springs, where he supervised various volunteer programs, oversaw restoration and community science projects, and collaborated with municipal, state, and local partners. Before joining Columbia Springs, Mason was an AmeriCorps member though the Confluence Environmental Center with PP&R Urban Forestry working to improve connections with underserved communities and expand educational and outreach programming. In his current role with PP&R Urban Forestry, Mason works on a team to review permits and urban development plans, guide customers through the permitting process, and engage the public in conversations about Title 11. Mason has worked in multiple academic settings studying forest ecology prior to switching careers to focus on urban settings.
In addition, Mason is a member of the PP&R South Park Blocks Master Plan Community Advisory Committee, helping to shape the future of a heavily used and loved parks in the heart of Portland. Mason founded and sings with B-Side Book Club A Cappella, a non-profit music association, where he also serves as board secretary. A Boise native, Mason attended Lewis & Clark College as a Leadership and Community Service scholar and graduated with a B.A. in biology in 2015. He currently lives in North Portland and spends his free time caring for his house plants, cycling, exploring the outdoors, and creating music.