John Mohlis, executive secretary of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, received the Port of Portland’s 2014 Compass Award April 15 at the Port’s “Gateway to the Globe” meeting.
The annual award recognizes individuals who serve as civic and/or corporate role models in the community, and who have demonstrated exceptional support for the Port of Portland.
Mohlis is the first union official to receive the Compass Award since it was instituted in 2006.
In a resolution passed by the Port Commission on April 8, Mohlis was recognized as an “exceptional leader in organized labor with a strong commitment to the community and state.”
Mohlis serves on the Portland Development Commission, the Community Investment Initiative Leadership Council, the Management-Labor Advisory Committee, the Industrial Land and Brownfield Coalitions, Portland-Vancouver Economic Development District, and the State of Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council, as well as numerous other boards, committees and advisory groups.
The resolution further states that Mohlis “consistently offers vision, a balanced perspective and a unifying voice on contentious issues,” and “has contributed significant time advocating for infrastructure and economic development policies and investments at the state and regional level that support middle wage jobs and training opportunities for Oregon residents.”
More than 500 business leaders, elected officials, and community stakeholders attended the Gateway to the Globe luncheon.