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Commissioner Loretta Smith - SummerWorks Program 1-31-18

  • January 31, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

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Please join us at the East Portland Community Center for a special presentation by Commissioner Loretta Smith on the SummerWorks Program. Coffee and breakfast goodies will be provided.

SummerWorks is a program that connects youth between the ages of 16-24 who live in Multnomah and Washington Counties to internships and summer jobs between June and September.  SummerWorks provides a range of job opportunities to participants in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  The positions range from internships with Senators, Mayors, and County Commissioners, to welding apprenticeships and other manufacturing jobs, to nonprofit work, to public sector jobs, to professional positions in law offices and architects, to food service positions and concessions jobs at the zoo.

Multnomah County Commissioner District 2 Loretta Smith: 

Loretta brings more than two decades of experience in the federal government to her commissioner’s job, applying that knowledge to increasing federal resources for Multnomah County. After graduating from Oregon State University(link is external) in 1987 with a communications degree, Loretta began working as a staff member for then-U.S. Rep. Ron Wyden. Loretta continued to work for now-Sen. Wyden(link is external) as his Multnomah County field representative until her election to the county Board of Commissioners in 2010.

During her term on the county Board of Commissioners, Loretta has put her passion for helping young women and men into practice by leading the SummerWorks program and organizing an anti-bullying summit(link is external) at Grant High School. Similarly for senior citizens, Loretta has spotlighted the need to fight elder abuse and neglect.

And she has worked to support local business by championing a microlending program to help local small businesses, hosting a White House roundtable for young entrepreneurs and co-sponsoring an ordinance establishing a Business Advisory Council to the Board of Commissioners.

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