Occupation: Assistant Director, Mid-Columbia Child & Family Center; Match Coordinator, Youth Experiencing Success.
Occupational Background: Early Childhood/Parenting Education Coordinator, Wasco County Commission on Children & Families; Owner/Director, Incredible Kids, LLC; Owner, Digital Tech Transcription; and Executive Assistant/Legal Secretary.
Educational Background: Dry Hollow Elementary; The Dalles Jr. High; The Dalles High School; Willamette University.
Prior Governmental Experience: Yamhill County Local Interagency Coordinating Council, 2001-2003; Accountability & Oversight Co-Chair, Operation Committee and Commission Member, Yamhill County Commission on Children & Families, 2002-2007; Oregon Childhood Care and Education Coordinating Council, 2008-2009.
Community Involvement: The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee; Ford Institute Leadership Program; Emerge Oregon; YouthThink, Executive Board Member; MCCFC, Board Member; Wasco County Democrats, former Chair; The Dalles Sister Cities Association, Board Member; Wasco County Early Childhood Committee; Toastmasters, past VP Education; No School Fridays, volunteer coordinator.
Committed to Wasco County
I grew up in Wasco County and in 2007, I made a conscious decision to move my family "home" to take a job with the local Commission on Children and Families. I did so because I wanted to help reduce the shockingly high abuse and neglect rates and improve our children's readiness to learn when entering kindergarten. Since that time I have immersed myself in many different efforts to make our county a better place to live. My years of experience reading and analyzing technical data, as well as my carefully cultivated personal relationships at the local, state and national level, will be assets to the residents of Wasco County. It is critical in this election that we elect leaders who possess a commitment to improving the quality of lives of all Wasco County residents, regardless of which community they live in. Through my past leadership roles I have proven myself dedicated to listening, asking questions, and rolling up my sleeves to get the job done-no matter what it takes.
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Darcy Long-Curtiss.)