Join Keith for his conversation with Norm McGillivray, Founder of Beddown.
Norm McGillivray founded Beddown in late 2018 with a view of helping the homeless. Beddown provides access to a bed and a great night’s sleep through an innovative approach - activating pop-up accommodation at night in underutilised spaces. He is partnering with Australia’s largest car park operator, Secure Parking, to pilot and bring Beddown to as many of the 8,000 homeless across Australia through activating and repurposing empty, underutilised car parks and other spaces.
Originally from the UK, Norm’s background has seen him work in the Automotive Industry for Jaguar and Land Rover. In Australia, Norm has worked in Industry, Government and the Not-for-Profit sectors. Now, Norm is challenging conventional thinking to address the massive social issue of homelessness here in Australia as he looks to implement his vision of ‘we believe everyone deserves a bed to sleep in.
Keith participated in another great discussion on Xray radio on May 5th, 2020. This time he was joined by Multnomah County Commisioner Lori Stegman and Portland City Council #2 candidate Tera Hurst to discuss the climate emergency. To hear the radio segment, click HERE
Keith had the pleasure of another interview at Xray.fm Morning Radio Show on April 28th along with Metro Council Candidate Cameron Whitten and Homelessness expert Mark Johnston. Listen to the radio segment HERE
Join KEITH WILSON, Candidate for Portland City Council #4, TERA HURST, Candidate for Portland City Council #2, LORI STEGMANN, Multnomah County Commissioner District 4 and Special Guest ERIKA MOSESON, Lung and ICU Doctor (pulmonologist and intensivist) with Legacy Medical Group
While our primary focus today is to STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES to give our health care workers time and resources to combat this HEALTH CRISIS and that the result of this pandemic has thrown all of us into an ECONOMIC CRISIS, we will emerge from this crucible stronger. However, we need to come together with the same sense of urgency to address Portland’s CLIMATE CRISIS. Lori, Erika, Tera and Keith will discuss the affects this crisis is having on our health and climate and outline solutions we can put into place today to counter.
About Lori (https://multco.us/commissioner-stegmann)
Commissioner Stegmann represents District 4 which incorporates East Portland. Lori grew up in the Rockwood neighborhood in West Gresham after being adopted as an infant from an orphanage in South Korea. Lori put herself through college, attended Mt. Hood Community College and received her Bachelor's degree in business from Portland State University. She has been a small business owner and insurance agent for over 20 years, specializing in commercial insurance.
About Erika (https://www.legacyhealth.org/providers/erika-moseson):
Dr. Mosesón is a pulmonologist and ICU doctor working in clinics and hospitals in Portland and Gresham. She completed medical school at Cornell University, residency in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She is President of Oregon Thoracic Society and is a member of the Oregon Legislature’s Diesel Task Force which is focused on supporting businesses in reducing diesel emissions.
About Tera (https://teraforpdx.com/about/):
Tera is running for Portland City Council Position 2 because it is time for Portland to do better. After putting down roots in Portland, Tera completed her degree in Social Work at Portland State University and started a career in political and community organizing. She first worked as an organizer with Basic Rights Oregon, fighting to pass Marriage Equality in Oregon. Tera then worked in the State Legislature and later served as Chief of Staff to Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. Today, she is Executive Director of Renew Oregon, a leading advocacy group working toward a clean energy future for our state.
About Keith (www.keithforportland.com):
Keith is running for Portland City Council Position 4 to address Portland’s biggest challenges. He grew up in Portland, received his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Portland. He is currently president and owner of TITAN Freight Systems. Over this past two decades and with the support of his entire team, he has transformed TITAN into one of the most technologically advanced, safe and energy efficient carriers in the nation. As commissioner, he wants to do the same for Portland.
The virtual town hall will be held on Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Register to attend at
Check out the new campaign video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/RhwkUzTZ-zU.
See how Renewable Diesel can reduce the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of heavy duty trucks by more than 60% at https://youtu.be/SC__isOkU2s
After interviewing every candidate, the Portland Tribune has endorsed Keith Wilson for Portland City Council #4. They wrote:
"We did not expect to endorse Wilson. Then, we spoke to him...
We liked his answers on homelessness and the unsheltered homeless population; his passion about addressing climate change; his take on equity and inclusion. As with another race this year, we asked the candidates for Position 4 where they stood on revamping Portland's chaotic and outdated governance structure. Most candidates equivocated because of the current pandemic crisis. Wilson said..., "If it's the right thing to do, then it's the right time to do it. Right now. I mean, when are we not in crisis?"
That's a savvy answer. There's always a reason not to make the tough call...
Keith Wilson gets our nod as progressive businessman on a council that could use that perspective."
Check out the full article HERE.
Soon, we hope, we will move from crisis to recovery. We will discuss our unsheltered homelessness crisis, how we got here and solutions for today, focusing on improving the quality of life for the homed and homeless.
Mark Johnston: Mark is one of our nation’s most knowledgeable and respected experts on homelessness. Mark worked for over 30 years at the Federal level where he helped design and implement the nation's homelessness programs, in every administration from Reagan to Obama administration. For the past 6 years, Mark has been working directly with individual communities and states to reduce and end homelessness.
Keith Wilson: Candidate for Portland City Council Position #4, born and raised in Portland, and President of TITAN Freight Systems. Since taking over TITAN, Keith grew the company six-fold transforming it into one of the most modern, safe and technologically advanced carriers in the nation. Keith is a dedicated community volunteer and committed to helping the houseless population in Portland.
Cameron Whitten: (all pronouns) is a community activist, small business owner, nonprofit executive, and candidate for Metro Council District 5. Cameron overcame homelessness as a Portland youth and has spent the past decade giving back to the same community that helped him when he needed it. They are the founder of racial justice nonprofit Brown Hope, and most recently served as the Executive Director of Portland’s LGBTQ+ community center, Q Center.
KOIN News features Keith Wilson
Watch the segment and read the article HERE.
Regional transportation company Titan Freight Systems is using Switchboard to offer its services to others in need. The business recently received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program and said all of its drivers are working and ready to help. “I have a lot of idle capacity and since we received that benefit we went right to Switchboard,” said Titan Freight Systems President Keith Wilson, who is also running for Portland City Council. “We are getting calls and now we are providing services—free transportation for nonprofits and people in crisis—so we can do our part.”
On April 23rd Keith Wilson was interviewed by Dave Miller, Host of the OPB radio show "Think Out Loud". Click HERE to link to the "Think Out Loud" website and listen to the interview (third audio segment down on the page).