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About Oregon Walks:

Oregon Walks is a nonprofit, membership-based advocacy organization dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking in Oregon safe, convenient and attractive. Founded in 1991, we have a strong history of success, committed partners and stakeholders, and a passionate and growing membership. We are well positioned to play a pivotal role in influencing our transportation future and addressing the needs of pedestrians across the region and state.  

 

The Opportunity:

Oregon Walks is seeking an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, dynamic leader with a passion for pedestrian advocacy to serve as our next Executive Director. Our new Executive Director will collaborate with our Board of Directors, staff, members, and volunteers to lead successful programs and advocacy campaigns. The Executive Director will develop and implement new initiatives to further Oregon Walks’ mission. They will serve as our lead ambassador, fundraiser, and strategist - ensuring organizational stability and success.

 


To Mayor Wheeler & Portland City Council,

Last Thursday we lost yet another life in a preventable crash as a woman crossed the street at the intersection of SE 148th and Stark. SE Stark is one of our most dangerous corridors in the city, and there have been at least four deaths of pedestrians and one person driving between SE 146th and the city limits since November 2016.

Because of dangerous street design, high speeds, and infrequent safe crossings, we know that we will continue to see deaths on Outer Stark if we don’t act now. In order to meet the City’s stated goal of zero fatalities by 2025, we need to respond quickly to address known safety concerns in our city.

We ask that Portland City Council take immediate steps to ensure the community does not lose another life in a preventable crash on Outer SE Stark:


Dear friends and supporters,

I'm writing today to share that I will be stepping away from my position as Executive Director of Oregon Walks at the end of February. 

When I began this role in 2014, I had very specific goals for the organization and for my leadership here. I strove to expand our partnerships to serve adiverse constituency of pedestrians, grow our volunteer program to be more robust and inclusive, and link our advocacy and programs to create a cohesive movement toward safer streets. It felt very ambitious.

Over the last four years, we have accomplished so much together! Some highlights of our work include:



Vision Zero Work Zones Campaign