2nd Annual Model the Way


April 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the
2nd Annual Model the Way Sustainable Leadership Awards!

This April, we gathered to celebrate the innovators, champions, and pioneers in our community.
Thank you to everyone who made the evening so special!

View all the event photos here!

2018 Model the Way Award Winners
Our 2018 Award Winners

Anchor Award Central City ConcernAnchor Award, Central City Concern
Central City Concern works to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency AND they do so also with an eye toward resource conservation and climate protection.
Neighbor Award Living CullyNeighbor Award, Living Cully
Living Cully is an exemplary neighbor. Through their work with Verde, Hacienda and the Cully community in NE Portland, they have been tireless advocates for sustainability achieved through housing affordability, job creation and reclaiming public spaces.
Visionary Award Lisa Klein (Colliers International)Visionary Award, Lisa Klein, Colliers Interational
Since her first Lloyd EcoDistrict meeting in April 2015 Lisa Klein, Assistant Property Manager with Colliers International, for the 1201 Lloyd building, has become a dedicated and passionate believer and a champion of the EcoDistrict and our mission to promote energy efficiency in the Lloyd. Lisa has almost achieved her goal of increasing the building’s Energy Score from 75 to the mid-80’s by a close working partnership with us and the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO). In her personal life Lisa has for the past 12 years been volunteering with Store-to-Door by calling on homebound seniors for their grocery orders.
Catalyst Award Portland Pedal PowerCatalyst Award, Portland Pedal Power
In an industry dominated by excessive packaging and food waste Portland Pedal Power offers sustainable office catering from Portland’s favorite restaurants, delivered by bike. They provide active advertising on custom bikes, providing high visibility in downtown Portland and interactive promotion from their Brand Ambassador Riders.
Collaborator Award eBay PortlandCollaborator Award, eBay Portland
In the fall of 2017, a plucky group of employees decided to try something new with the yearly charitable giving campaign the Month of Color. In the Portland Ebay office, employees worked with Lloyd EcoDistrict to implement a rest and recharge campaign aimed at provided new sleeping bags, socks and solar powered chargers for the overnighters and members at the Right 2 Dream too Emergency Shelter.The Portland office is one of the smallest outposts of eBay worldwide, yet their Month of Color campaign with Lloyd EcoDistrict had the highest “per capita” contribution from selling/buying company-wide.

Our Keynote Speaker,

Antwi Akom, Ph.DAntwi Akom, Ph. D | Professor & Founding Director UCSF & SFSU Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab (SOUL)
Co-Founder & CEO Streetwyze

We are excited to be hosting Dr. Antwi Akom as our keynote speaker this year! Dr. Akom is an academic, activist, scientist, and technological innovator with an extensive background in collaborative, community-facing technology projects. His work focuses on designing for the public good, and developing new models of urban innovation in the 21st century that make cities smarter, more equitable, just, and sustainable. Learn more about his work on our blog!

Our Master of Ceremonies,

Michael LewellenMichael Lewellen | Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Engagement,
Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter

Returning for a second year as our MC, Michael Lewellen is an award-winning communications executive, public relations practitioner and speaker. A leader in state and local civic engagement, Michael has directed the Trail Blazers’ corporate communications, media relations, and public engagement strategies since 2012. The Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter are key innovators in Lloyd, partnering with Lloyd EcoDistrict and our partners on a number of initiatives – from waste reduction and energy efficiency to playing a critical role in transitioning the Right 2 Dream Too community to Lloyd.

Thank you to our generous hosts, the Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter, for supporting the work we do and for helping make this special night happen.

Model the Way is made possible through the support of our community. Thank you to our sponsors!

Portland Trail Blazers LogoRose Quarter Logo
Pacific Power Logo

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
GBD Architects

Prosper Portland
Turner Construction
Beneficial State Bank, our Keynote Sponsor
Able Services
Energy Trust of Oregon
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc.
Puttman Infrastructure Inc.


Click here to learn more about last year’s Model the Way awards and read about the 2017 winners.