Awards & Recognition

Members who have proven their commitment to the Parkrose Business Association and the Parkrose community are recognized for their outstanding service.

Artie Johnson AWARD

Jason Jones

Portland Police Bureau

Typically an email goes out to all of the active previous Artie Johnson award recipients, asking them for nominations for the current award without any names being proposed in advance. Most of he time one name will be nominated several times, often by a majority of the respondents. Done deal, that is the recipient. This year is a little different.

In early October the name of Officer Jason Jones was suggested by one individual. That was an excellent suggestion, outside of the box. So the email went out with that name attached and the response was unanimous. Everyone agreed that Jason was an admirable choice for this prestigious award.

Jason has worked for years in the Parkrose area, providing protection to our persons and properties. He quietly goes about his job and this is one time we can say that we really do not want to see him on a professional basis. The view from his back seat in not very welcome!

Jason has volunteered for community events on his personal time, ghiving back to our community where he so ably serves. He teaches at the local collegiate level so he knows of what he speaks. JAson has been our featured PBA luncheon speaker on several occassions, letting us all know what is happening in the Parkrose area. He is well-respected within the Portland Police Bureau and recently received a promotion therein.

When he was volunteering at the PBA’s Trunk or Treat event, he even sported a “hipster haircut” look as his Halloween costume. Don’t know how that would go over at roll call, though.

As Artie himself would have said about this selection, “I like it!”

Karl F. Lind AWARD

Kristin Trevino

Signs Now Northwest

Parkrose Business Association is very proud to announce that Kristin Trevino is this year’s Karl F. Lind Award winner. Kristin is one of the happiest people in Parkrose. She always has a wonderful smile for everyone that she meets. She does so much for PBA and our entire community.

One very early morning at our PBA Board meeting we were talking about the need for someone to work on our social media. Without hesitation Kristin stepped up. Our PBA Facebook posts are now filled with pictures and information about our upcoming events. Then we needed to a chairperson to lead the Trunk or Treat committee. Again, Kristin stepped right up. She lef a small but might group of committee members. She led by example by focusing at our very early morning meetings to shape the 2016 “Trunk or Treat” event resulting in a huge success. Through her leadership we were able to have over 45 businesses participate with four businesses sponsoring the costume contest. This was a huge success that attracted over 1,000 children and their families to participate in the Second Annual “Trunk or Treat” event. Those families not only received candy and coupons they learned about their Parkrose Businesses!

Kristin is a talented designer and can make your business a wonderful sign or banner to advertise in our community. Kristin has generously donated her talent and products to many of our PBA projects. Perhaps you saw pumpkin colored signs around in October announcing our Trunk or Treat event.

Kristin is an avid adventurer and when not working hard at Signs Now or PBA she is most likely traveling, skiing or hiking. Many of your may have benefited from her abundant Trevino’s Greenhouse and Garden. She grows many wonderful vegetables, sunflowers, and roses in her backyard. Did you know that she cans and gives away delicious homemade sauces and salsas?

Another volunteer project that she generously gives to is “Dress for Success,” a nonprofit that provides professional outfits for women re-entering the work force. Kristin’s enthusiastic and warm personality makes her the kind of person that makes Parkrose Business Association a terrific business organization!