Occupation: Executive Director, Gresham Area and East Portland Area Chambers of Commerce.

Occupational Background: Office Supervisor; Political consultant; Executive Director, Central Eastside Industrial Council; Annexation Coordinator, City of Gresham.

Educational Background: Portland Public Schools; Mt. Hood Community College.

Prior Governmental Experience: Foundation Board of Directors, Mt. Hood Community College; Gresham Sister City Board; President of Ebetsu Sister City Association, Mayor’s Economic Development Forum, City of Gresham.

CAROL NIELSEN-HOOD has contributed to Mt. Hood Community College in many ways. She recognizes the importance of connecting the community college with the business community. Carol has contributed to efforts designed to maintain and enhance both the college facilities and educational excellence. She has also been active with Soroptimist International of Gresham. Carol believes that partnerships should be developed or strengthened if the community college is to achieve its full potential. She has the experience and demeanor necessary to bring disparate groups together. It is time that we all pull together to get the “biggest bang for our education buck.”

“Carol’s service as president and vice president of Soroptimist International of Gresham was successful. She sets goals and acquires the cooperation required to achieve them. She will make a terrific board member”

Mary Zoe Petersen:
Past President,
Soroptimist International of Gresham

“Carol Nielsen-Hood has proven many times that she is committed to any project she decides to complete. She is a consensus builder in her city and she works for the good of all the surrounding cities”

Paul Thalhofer:
Mayor, City of Troutdale

“I serve on the Board of Directors of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and have had many occasions to observe Carol. She is a proven and professional leader.”

Ron Pennington:
Member Gresham Area Chamber Board

“When we started MHCC in 1965, we envisioned that people such as Carol would be needed to maintain its educational vitality. I am happy to recommend that you cast your vote for her.

Sed Stuart,
Member of Original MHCC Board

(This information furnished by Carol Nielsen-Hood)