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Wilsonville Community Portrait Project (WCPP)

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’

I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world … If you look for the helpers, you’ll know there’s hope.”

     -- Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers)

       2022 - 2023


Cutler, Nancy 
Gagnier, Sally
Glastra vanLoon
Leckey, David
Lords, Brooke
Mathews, Troy
Olson, Edd
Olson, Sharon
Smith, Bob
Spence, Dick
Styczynski, Carla
Wellman, Davina
Whittaker, Ken

 2022 - 2023 Community Portrait Project

Who are the helpers in Wilsonville? Inspired by Mr. Rogers, the neighbor who sees a problem and solves it before it grows; the friend who helps out when you’re sick or hurt;  the volunteer who helps in the classroom, at the school crosswalk, at the library; the person who makes others feel special. There are many helpers who live in our community make Wilsonville a special place to live. Thank you to all who participated. 


The Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council (WACC) worked with the Wood Middle School and Wilart students in our school district to honor the  special helpers in the second round of the ‘Community Portrait Project.’ We will present their portraits to the public at the Wilsonville Festival of Arts 2023 and in various public places, businesses and events throughout the coming year.


Thank you WLWV Art Educators, Angennette Escobar, Wilsonville H.S. and Troy Mathews, Inza R. Wood M.S. for guiding the student artists in creating these narrative portraits. 

Click on an image, then scroll through to learn who these Helpers are who dedicate themselves to making our Wilsonville communities kinder and more loving.

HELPER Photos and Biographies are currently under construction. Thank you for your patience. 

Thank you to our supporters

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