Director, Position 3, At-Large

Photo of Sumitra ChhetriSumitra Chhetri

Occupation: Community Engagement Program Coordinator, IRCO

Occupational Background: Senate and Legislative Affairs Director, Community Analyst, DV Advocate, Youth Planner Organizer, Program Coordinator

Educational Background: David Douglas High; Oregon State University, Portland State University, BA

Prior governmental experience: Metro Public Engagement Review Committee; Safe Routes to School Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Community involvement: Oregon Bhutanese Community Organization, Vice President; Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Resource Council; Community Engagement Liaison, City of Portland

Fighting for Student Success - Inside and Outside the Classroom

“Schools are an integral part of our community. But learning and life success does not stop when the school bell rings. I have fought for resources for education, health care, accessible transportation options, and affordable housing at the local and state level - all of the things that can impact a student arriving at school focused and ready to learn.” -Sumitra

“Sumitra cares about student success and the families that support them. She will be an effective advocate as a school board member.” -Kathy Wai, School Board Member

Sumitra’s priorities include:

  • Strengthening the partnership with community based organizations
  • Education that reflects our diverse student populations
  • Ensuring teachers and faculty staff have the support and professional development they need to be successful
  • Centering the health of students through physical, mental, and reproductive health services

"I am very proud to be supporting Sumitra. Sumitra will be a great voice for students, educators, and families." -Eddy Morales, Gresham City Councilor

Standing with Sumitra:

Lori Stegmann, Multnomah County Commissioner
State Senator Shemia Fagan
State Representatives: Alissa Keny-Guyer, Diego Hernandez, Carla Piluso
Mt. Hood Community College Board: Kenney Polson, Annette Mattson
Eddy Morales, Gresham City Councilor
School Board Members: Kathy Wai, Yesenia Delgado, Andrea Valderrama
Community Leaders: Lee Po Cha, Kolini Fusitua, Lilya Yevseyeva
Albert Lee, Academic Dean
Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon
Oregon Working Families Party
East County Rising
Ana del Rocío, Former David Douglas School Board Member, Pos.1
Amanda Fritz, City of Portland Commissioner

To learn more, visit: sumitraforoffice.com

(This information furnished by Friends of Sumitra Chhetri.)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.