Join LatinoBuilt for our fourth quarter Membership Meeting
4:30 pm | LatinoBuilt Welcome >> Bienvenido LatinoBuilt
4:40 pm | Introductions of those in Attendance >> introducciónes
4:50 pm | Keynote Speaker: Carmen Rubio, Portland City Commissioner
5:20 pm | Trimet: SW Corridor
5:30 pm | Stacy Witbeck: Redline
5:40 pm | CCB: Chris Huntington
Carmen Rubio, Portland City Commissioner
CARMEN RUBIO Carmen Rubio grew up in a hardworking family in the Hillsboro area who instilled in her the values of taking care of one another, love for community, and respect for hard work. These experiences led her to a career in service to the community, from working for progressive county and city elected officials, to directing a leading a culturally specific nonprofit, Latino Network whose mission is to positively transform the lives of Latino Youth, Families and Communities. Joining Latino Network as the Executive Director in 2009, under Carmen’s leadership, Latino Network grew from 7 employees to a staff of 144, and an annual operating budget of $11.8 million. Latino Network staff work with youth and families to self-determine their lives, and offers programs in early childhood and high school completion, parent engagement, supporting system-impacted youth and families, providing energy and rent assistance services, as well as state and local level advocacy on issues impacting Oregon Latinx communities.
Carmen earned a B.A. in Political Science from University of Oregon. In 2015 she earned a certificate from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University. Carmen currently serves on the boards of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Coalition of Communities of Color, and serves as an appointed Commissioner on the State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission. Carmen is a recipient of Portland Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Vision Award and the 2018 Women of Influence award. She has been recognized by Portland Monthly’s as 2013’s 50 Most Influential People, and has received Hispanic Chamber’s BRAVO Award for Leadership, and the Center for Women’s Leadership Nonprofit Leadership Award. Earlier this year Carmen won the May primary for Portland City Council Position 1 with 68% of the vote becoming the first Latinx member of the Portland City Council. She will take office in January 2021, succeeding Commissioner Amanda Fritz.