Clean & Safe welcomes Mark Wells

Mark joined Downtown Portland Clean & Safe as the Director of Operations in February of 2021 where he helps with the necessary work to help achieve and maintain an attractive, clean, safe and inviting physical environment for the Downtown Clean and Safe program. 

Mark WellsMark spent the first half of his career working in a wide variety of law enforcement and investigative roles.  Starting in federal law enforcement in San Diego, Mark then took a transfer to Portland where he met his now wife of 16 years the first day he arrived- a good move for sure.  He transitioned to municipal police work for the City of Sherwood and later ran the Oregon Humane Agent program, a small law enforcement unit enforcing animal cruelty laws based on the Oregon Humane Society.  These positions and the great variety of experiences came into play well when he became a Crime Prevention Program Coordinator for the City of Portland and worked on diverse and challenging chronic crime and public safety issues and locations.  Mark worked for a little over a decade in almost every neighborhood and business district in the City.  He partnered with many city, county, and non-profit organizations to facilitate community programs such as livability teams, neighborhood, and business crime prevention programs, and provided a host of public safety resource trainings to diverse community groups.  Mark believes passionately in the power of building community and long-lasting and genuine relationships and partnerships.