The Board and staff of Children First for Oregon are mourning the loss of their colleague and friend, Bing Sheldon. Bing may be best known as an architect who built or preserved some of the most well-known buildings in Portland, but his heart was in more than the buildings of the city he loved. Bing understood that children, their health, education and well-being, are the future of our state. As a member of the Children First Board of Directors, Bing advocated tirelessly for children’s policies and programs, as well as the funding that makes those policies work. He was a kind and supporting presence—truly a First Citizen—for all those he worked with and fought for. He will be missed. Click here to read more about his legacy.