Neighborhood Partnerships is Growing—or at least our Board of Directors is!

Neighborhood Partnerships has added two new Board members as part of a planned Board expansion.  Bill Hall and Jesse Beason have just signed on for three year terms.

“We’re thrilled to have Bill and Jesse join the Board,” said Janet Byrd, Executive Director of Neighborhood Partnerships.  “They both bring such deep experience working on behalf of Oregon’s communities, particularly in the policy arena.  They have a lot to offer the Board and staff as we work to create opportunities across Oregon for low income individuals and families.”

Bill Hall is a County Commissioner in Lincoln County, who just won re-election to a second term.  Bill helped write the Lincoln County Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness and serves as co-chair of the Oregon Ending Homelessness Advisory Committee.  He has been active in the Housing Alliance, as well as in the Association of Oregon Counties.  He is a history buff and lives in Newport with his family.[flickr]http://www.flickr.com/photos/neighborhoodpartnerships/4725240813/[/flickr]

Jesse Beason is Executive Director of Proud Ground, a Portland based community land trust which provides affordable homeownership opportunities to low income families.  Jesse previously worked as policy advisor for then-Commissioner Sam Adams and at Metro.  He lives in Portland, and when he isn’t managing his organization, he manages his two hives of bees. [flickr]http://www.flickr.com/photos/neighborhoodpartnerships/4725238349/[/flickr]