OCCUPATION: Political Director, Oregon AFL-CIO
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Economic Development and Small Business Policy Manager, Portland Business Alliance; Peter DeFazio for Congress; Policy Advisor, Multnomah County Chair's Office; Project Manager, Worksystems, Inc.; Oregon Nurses Association; Raise Minimum Wage Coalition
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Lebanon High School; University of Oregon
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Mt. Hood Community College Board; Oregon Commission for Voluntary Action and Service; Oregon Progress Board; Gateway Program Advisory Committee;
VOTE DUKE SHEPARD FOR MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD
Our community college system is an essential part of Oregon's educational efforts. Because of its lower cost and attention to part-time students, many working people are able to improve their lives through community colleges.
As a board member of Mt. Hood College, Duke Shepard is proud of the advancements we've made in the past four years:
- Quadrupled numbers of registered nursing graduates to meet Oregon's nursing shortage – without increasing taxes.
- Increased financial aid for low income students to allow more local residents the opportunity to improve their lives through community college programs.
- Increased course offerings in summer, evenings and weekends, providing needed flexibility for working people taking MHCC classes.
- Adopted an entrepreneurial business plan to make the MCCC swimming pool self supporting.
DUKE SHEPARD IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING SERVICE AND FACILITIES
We face important challenges in the next four years, including saving the MHCC Child Development Center, which provides daycare for students and training for childcare professionals.
As we work to improve our program offerings and ensure local residents have access to our classes and facilities, we also need to be wise stewards of your tax dollars.
DUKE SHEPARD HAS THE EXPERIENCE WE NEED TO SUCCEED
“With my background in economic development, labor issues, and workforce training, I'm working to instill an entrepreneurial spirit where our community college, apprenticeship programs, and local businesses work together to improve the community college experience for our students and our community.”
VOTE DUKE SHEPARD FOR MHCC BOARD.
(This information furnished by Duke Shepard)
The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.