OCCUPATION: retired, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA); part-time community college instructor; volunteer with local government/county and school/community groups.
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: BPA, 1982-2002: management analyst: internal audit; earlier special projects with union employees, management, equal employment/diversity council, environmental rate case projects. Portland State University (PSU), 1975-82: associate professor, Institute on Aging & School of Urban and Public Affairs; 1982-96: PSU part-time instructor.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Syracuse University: MPA, Ph.D. & Dartmouth College: A.B.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: In Oregon, volunteer positions since 1975: Appointed by Governor Vic Atiyeh to state licensing nursing home administrators' board; Elected to Board of Directors, Position 2, Northwest Regional ESD, 2006-10; Appointed to Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee; Appointed/served more than fifteen years: citizen budget committees in health and human services, child and adolescent mental health advisory committee's Partners' Project funded by $5 million grant, school/community partnerships, central citizen budget committee, strategic planning; Served several years on the citizen task force establishing METRO; Appointed to Portland Auditor's Office, Independent Police Review Board, Citizen Review Committee, 2002.
An ESD Business Model: I voted with the ESD Board to implement a pilot project with the ESD operating business services for a school district suffering from $1.47 million shortfall. For less than $50,000 per year, the ESD replaced district employees who had contributed to the shortfall/failure of three consecutive audits because of unbalanced books and poor internal controls. This project helped the district to balance its budget.
With current legislative funding cuts, the ESD business model offers cost efficiencies and effectiveness in improved partnerships/collaboration for savings by school districts through ESD services.
ESD Business Model Works: I advocate for this improved business model.
Portland Public Schools: My sons started at Boise-Eliot School in attending PPS: one in special education in a secondary alternative school earning GED from PCC; one graduated from Lincoln High School's International Baccalaureate Degree program.
(This information furnished by Doug Montgomery)
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