City of Portland Commissioner, Position 4
OCCUPATION: paid City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Program coordinator
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Executive Director- Environmental Justice Action Group; Community organizer - Workers’ Organizing Committee
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Sprague High School - Salem OR- Diploma; PCC Cascade; Warner Pacific- working toward BS in Urban Studies
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Appointed to I-5 Transportation and Trade Partnership; Appointed to the Columbia River Crossing Project
Jeri Williams has nearly 20 years of developing leadership and community organizing in communities of color in Portland. A mother and grandmother she has a strong desire to make Portland equitable and livable for all Portlanders. She has a strong vision for Portlanders to engage with the City to create real solutions for all that live here.
For those who believe Government should be smaller, it can be accomplished by making the community voice larger.
She been an advocate for the voiceless for 20 years