City Code calls for the CIC to have 5 to 12 volunteer members, serving 3-year terms.
Claire Carder retired in 2017 from ODOT after a 32-year career as an environmental professional. Her formal education includes a BS in Geography and a Bachelors/Masters degree in Landscape Architecture with special emphasis on community involvement in design. She and her family have lived in Southwest Portland since 1999. She is an avid runner and a strong advocate for active transportation. She also believes in community participation and has been active as a volunteer from pre-school parents’ boards to soccer coaching to PTAs to neighborhood associations wherever she has lived. She looks forward to helping the City of Portland and our neighborhoods and diverse communities as a member of the new Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Citizen Involvement Committee. Term May 2018 – April 2021.
Beth A. Rubin, Ph.D. has recently moved to Portland after decades of visiting family here and longing to be a resident. She is currently Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. An interdisciplinary scholar, before her retirement she directed the PhD in Public Policy program and held positions of Professor of Sociology, Organizational Science and Public Policy and Adjunct Professor in Management at UNC Charlotte. She has written books and academic articles on topics including organizational, economic and workplace transformation, on the re-employment of displaced workers, labor unions, homelessness and social policy and social theory. More than anything, Rubin is deeply committed to turning her energies to contributing to her new home, Portland, Oregon as it undergoes rapid growth with all of the wonderful and dangerous opportunities that rapid growth portends. Term May 2018 – April 2021.
Sandra Walden lives in downtown Portland. She has recently retired from a career as a project and program Manager and business owner. She has worked as a Realtor and developer in the Pearl District, solar developer and for the wireless industry building and modifying telecommunications sites. She has been an active participant in neighborhood associations and the Downtown Business Association, and has a longstanding interest in urban planning. She is looking forward to using her experience in the community and professionally to be of service. She believes that community involvement will improve the planning process by providing the information and knowledge that may be needed to address all populations but more importantly it provides those in the City an opportunity to have a voice. By participation, pride and ownership creates a bond that brings people together where they can be more creative problem solvers. Term May 2018 – April 2021.
Christina Wienholz lives in Portland with her family. She graduated from the City of Portland’s Disability Leadership Academy graduating in June of 2017. She remains active in alumni activities. She is also currently a member of Resolutions NW Facilitation cohort, which is a volunteer position she has held since May of 2017. She is excited to be part of the Community Involvement Committee because she wants to be part of the work to ensure that our city is the most inclusive and equitable it can be. She considers her greatest skill to be her commitment to consensus building and making sure that all voices are heard to make the most equitable decision. As people become invested in the decision-making process they will be empowered, knowing their stories are heard, which helps the city to make the best decisions for all. Term May 2018 – April 2021