Occupation: Executive Director of the Mid-Columbia Children's Council, Inc., a private, nonprofit contractor serving 482 children in Head Start and Early Head Start in five counties in both Oregon and Washington until February 2006.
Occupational Background: Teacher; Productivity Improvement Project Officer, Clackamas County.
Educational Background: University of Oregon, B. A; Head Start, Johnson & Johnson Management Fellow at UCLA
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon City Commissioner, 1983-1985, 1988-1996; Commission President; South Fork Water Board; Oregon City Urban Renewal District; Tri-Cities Services Budget Committee; Legislative Aide.
Community Involvement: Past President MECCA-League of Women Voters; many community-service committees.
Professional Affiliations: Past President, Oregon Head Start Association; past President and past Finance Officer, Region 10 Head Start Association.
Recognitions: Head Start Regional Award of Honor from the Administration for Children and Families; Oxford Roundtable at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England; Hood River Woman of Distinction; Head Start Leadership Awards.
A Proven Record of Spending Tax Dollars Wisely
Suzanne VanOrman has been an exceptional steward of public money, producing effective services with limited resources. For two decades she has managed a private, nonprofit corporation with a budget of over $4 million and over 100 employees. Suzanne is highly skilled at dealing with tight budgets while leading and growing a successful business.
Working to Lower Health Care Costs
Suzanne VanOrman was instrumental in Mid-Columbia receiving a grant from UCLA, Johnson & Johnson to train parents on managing their own health care needs and relying less on emergency rooms.
Standing up for our Children
Suzanne VanOrman understands the value of education for all children, their families, and communities. Suzanne believes in public education and will fight for funding a full school year and reasonable class size. She will make sure our tax dollars are spent educating our kids and not on bureaucracy.
Elect Suzanne VanOrman: A strong leader, a competent businesswoman, a dedicated public servant for all of Oregon's citizens and families.
(This information furnished by Suzanne VanOrman for State Rep. 52.)