Olivia Cleaveland, Constituent Relations and Policy Liaison
Olivia Cleaveland joined the team in October 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and brings a variety of experience in nonprofit and local government, supporting communities and working on important equity issues, including housing, urban planning, environmental justice, and reproductive health. A major facet of Olivia’s identity is being born and raised in San Francisco, where she grew up with a deep respect for urban life and local government. Olivia recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management, and a minor in Spanish.
In Eugene, Olivia dedicated her time to advocating for community-driven policy and implementation. She interned with the City of Eugene’s planning department and worked on House Bill 2001, the statewide housing density zoning ordinance, creating a guide for engaging with Eugenians during the pandemic. She worked as an organizer at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, advocating for the passage of Measure 101, which maintained funding to ensure access to healthcare for low income Oregonians. During her four years at college, Olivia drove for and managed a student-run sexual assault prevention shuttle, Safe Ride. Olivia also worked at the Homes for Good Housing Authority, where she helped residents navigate the Section 8 voucher application process, and at 350 Eugene, where she worked with the local chapter of the NAACP to organize an environmental justice townhall.
Olivia is a proud resident of Portland. Catch her, masked-up on distanced walks through her neighborhood, or playing tennis when the weather permits.