Today, Portland Housing Bureau Director Traci Manning announced that she will be leaving her position at the Bureau at the end of this month, sharing the following words with staff and colleagues:
"I couldn’t be more proud of the work that the Portland Housing Bureau does for the citizens of Portland. And, it is on a path to increase its positive impact and the public good that it produces for the City. It has a very strong, capable and committed leadership team and staff that are deeply dedicated to creating equity and opportunity through the Bureau's work.
This is not a career decision for me, but rather a life change for my husband and I. He left his corporate job to start his own company last year, one he can often run remotely. We have frequently talked about living differently - downsizing to live more simply and intentionally. Now is the opportunity to do so. We'll be based out of Portland while traveling the mountains and trails that we love.
I feel humbled by the time I have gotten to work in this role and in a field that is so important to the well-being of our community and neighbors. I feel strongly that what we accomplish is due in no small part to the tremendous partners working by our side."
Traci was appointed as PHB Director in 2011 after 18 years at Central City Concern. Read more about her here. Traci's last day at the Bureau will be April 30, 2015.
The Housing Bureau thanks Traci for her tremendous service and leadership, and wishes her well as she prepares to embark on this new chapter.