Irene Konev is the Senior Community Outreach Coordinator at the Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review Division (IPR). Irene promotes awareness of the powers and duties of IPR in civilian police oversight of the Portland Police Bureau. Before joining IPR, Irene worked in outreach for domestic violence shelters in both the US and Canada, enhancing programs for diverse communities. She continues advocacy for survivors of diverse community by speaking on this topic at regional conferences. In 2006, she founded a non-profit, Russian Old Believer Enhancement Services - which supports Russian cultural, traditions and language. She served as board member of Uniting to Understand Racism, is the co-founder of the Slavic Advisory Council, an advisory council to the Portland Police Bureau Office of the Chief, served on Human Trafficking Task Force, Metro Equity Strategy Committee, and currently serves on Leaders for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council of Clackamas County. In 2011 Irene was the winner of the City of Portland Diversity Champion Award. Born in Oregon, into the Old Believers community, Irene speaks fluent English, Russian and conversational Ukrainian. In May 2017, Irene won an election to serve on the Clackamas Community College Board representing Canby, Molalla, Charbonneau, and other rural parts of her district in zone 7.
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