2024 Legal Citizen of the Year Award & Celebration

Sentinel Hotel

614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon


Join us for a fireside chat as OPB’s Dave Miller interviews our Legal Citizen Honoree, Governor Barbara Roberts.

Civics Learning Project is thrilled to honor Governor Barbara Roberts as our 2024 Legal Citizen of the Year.  Please mark your calendars to join us at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland on Wednesday, April 17. Read about Governor Roberts HERE.


  • 4:15pm Doors open for check-in (Renaissance Room, 3rd Floor)
  • 4:15-5:30pm Light appetizers and beverages (Governor Ballroom, 4th floor)
  • 5:30pm Program begins (Governor Ballroom, 4th floor)
  • Reception immediately following program (Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor)

Special guests include last year’s honoree, Hon. Henry Kantor and Congressman Earl Blumenauer.

Questions? Please contact Director of Development & Communications Robert Hulshof-Schmidt.

The Jonathan U. Newman Legal Citizen of the Year Award recognizes the late Judge Newman for his leadership in encouraging and instilling respect for civic education in Oregon. Each year, a leader is honored for demonstrating a commitment to the mission and principles of Civics Learning Project including advancing the ideals of civic education and inspiring future citizens. View a list of all the honorees.

Each year, Civics Learning Project also recognizes an exemplary educator with the Peter & Leslie Richter Civic Educator of the Year Award. The 2023-24 honoree will be announced December 1 at the Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers.