Salem Magazine is Celebrating Gerry Frank's 93 Birthday with a Celebrity-Style Cover Party


We are graciously proud and adamantly thrilled to have Gerry Frank adorn the cover of Salem Magazine's Fall 2016 issue. Mr. Frank continues to build upon his positive legacy throughout Oregon which began 93 years ago. We just knew we had to plan a special community event for his birthday combined with a "Salem Magazine - Fall Issue - Cover Shoot" highlighting the notable legacy and positive community influence of Mr. Frank as he continues to serve our great Salem community. We also knew the perfect venue for this unique event would be the Roger Yost Gallery at the Capitol Center, Downtown Salem. (Do feel free to flaunt your favorite sweater!)

Venue Particulars

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Time: 5:00 - 7:00PM Location: Roger Yost Gallery @ Capitol Center (388 State Street, Downtown Salem, Oregon)

Capitol Center, Salem, Oregon

About Gerry Frank

Salem Magazine: Gerry FrankA proud fourth-generation native Oregonian, Gerry Frank has deep roots in the retail, restaurant, political, civic and business activities of his state. Gerry has made his home in Salem for many years and for one purpose or another has visited nearly every community in the state. For over 28 years, Gerry has been writing for The Oregonian Travel Section and getting to know the nooks and crannies of Oregon. A good part of his life as chief of staff to the late Senator Mark Hatfield involved traveling the entirety of Oregon’s geography on constituent swings. As a part of a “department store” family, he developed a certain retail savvy.

This nonagenarian continues to travel and discover new Oregon gems; all of these adventures and opportunities resulted in a wealth of information. And this third edition of his popular guidebook, Gerry Frank’s Oregon, contains hundreds of new listings awaiting your attention.

A side note, Gerry is also the author of a guidebook to Manhattan, Gerry Frank’s Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York, now in its 19th edition.

Mr. Gerry Frank is the President at Gerry's Frankly Speaking, Inc. He is a Senior Advisor at Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. and was previously a Member of Advisory Board of Aequitas Capital Management. Previously, he served as the Chief of Staff to former United States Senator Mr. Mark O. Hatfield for 20 years. He is the Chairman of Kroc Center for the Salem area. Mr. Frank serves on a number of boards including the American Automobile Association (AAA) of Oregon and Idaho, St. Vincent Medical Foundation, and Portland Rose Festival Association. He is a former Board Member of US Bancorp and Standard Insurance Company.

Mr. Frank’s current community involvements and recognitions are numerous. He is the past Chair of the Oregon Independent Colleges Foundation and served as the Chair of the Oregon Tourism Commission. He was a Board Member and Trustee of dozens of Oregon community institutions.

Mr. Frank has lived global politics firsthand and contributed his energy and expertise to Oregon's evolution. He has often been referred to as “Oregon's third Senator”. Mr. Frank was also named the first-ever 'Oregon Premier Citizen' by gubernatorial proclamation. He was named the Salem's Jr. “First Citizen” in 1957 and the “First Citizen” in 1964.

Mr. Frank has received numerous awards, including the Glenn Jackson Leadership Award from Willamette University in 1984, the Aubrey Watzek Award in 1986, and the Gold Medallion Award for 50 years of Individual Community Service in 1999 and 2000. He is well known for his Friday Surprise/Frankly Speaking column in The Oregonian and as a former Commentator for KPTV-12's Good Day, Oregon, Northwest Reports, and AM Northwest for KATU. Mr. Frank is the author of best-selling guidebook to New York City, “Where to Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York” which has sold over one million copies. He studied at Stanford University, and has done an M.A. and a B.A. with honors from Cambridge University in England.

Additional "Gerry Frank" Oregon-Centric Notables

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