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Portland, Oregon

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Shelly Hunter, Development Manager

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Mentor Name:
Shelly Hunter

Development Manager

Portland Parks & Recreation, City of Portland

MPA, Valdosta State University

Shelly manages fundraising for Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), and has led that work since 2014. PP&R’s development work focuses on expanding the collaborative efforts of PP&R, its partners, and other community based groups to increase equitable access to the parks.  

Shelly began her career as a grants administrator at the City of Savannah,managing 26 performance based contracts valued at $1 million budget, and was instrumental in creating the operational tools and the vision that produced a strong portfolio of arts programs that supported strategic goals for economic and community development. Since joinging the employ,  She has contributed her fundraising and managerial expertise on several non-profit/advisory boards, including Georgia Council for the Arts and United Way of Savannah.

In addition to securing a MPA, Shelly participated in a fellowship, with the Lumina Foundation, aimed at deepening a professionals understanding of change management, facilitation, and process building in organizational environments.

Her career is connected by a commitment to enfolding the aspirations and the skills of groups and individuals into a shared vision for community.

I'm a pretty mean mah jong player, a burgeoning yogi, an avid lover of music (of all types and stripes), and consumer of all things art related, particularly the written word.

And because I came from the South, I also consider it my business that tell stories that make folks connect and dissolve into laughter. 

Technical Proficiencies:

  • Contract Management
  • Decision Making
  • Effective Communication
  • Facilitation
  • Grant Writing
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Writing and Editing (non-web related)

Occupational Experiences:

  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Management
  • Non-Profit
  • Program Management