Since 2010, the 107 Independent Supporters Trust has been advocating for supporters’ rights, supporting the activities of the Timbers Army and the Rose City Riveters, and giving back to our communities through charitable donations and volunteer organization.
As the organization has grown and evolved over the years, the 107IST has been working through organizational changes as well. What started out as a leadership group born out of the Timbers Army, the board now comprises supporters from both of Portland’s professional clubs. We recently announced the formation of the Timbers Army Steering Committee, a formalized leadership team that can steer the day-to-day, match-to-match activities of the Timbers Army, much like the Rose City Riveters Steering Committee. With two steering committees working with the 107IST board, the 107IST can focus on activities that deepen our relationships with members to be better representatives, expand our relationships with our communities, and focus on our mission.
A key part of this change was to update our crest to reflect our future, and to give a nod to our city and our supporters. We’ll be updating the website and our member materials to include the new crest going forward.
About the crest:
At the base, rests the distinctive arches of our cathedral, Providence Park, the birthplace and nexus of the 107IST. Light from inside illuminates and welcomes all who wish to join us in our support. The 107IST text advances above the stadium, which like our organization is always moving forward. Over this is the hyperbolic star from the iconic City of Portland flag, which serves to remind us of our incredible city and its place within the Cascadia region. An equilateral triangle encases the entire design, the strength of which symbolizes both our strength together and approach to our work with its three equal sides. The left represents the teams we support, the right side our supporters, both of which support the top, our mission: to support soccer in and around Portland, Oregon, from the grassroots to the highest professional level.