421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
Susan Emmons served as the Executive Director at Northwest Pilot Project for 30 years and chaired the Housing and Community Development Commission for Portland and Multnomah County from 1992-1995. Susan has emerged as one of the leading advocates for affordable housing in our community, and has received numerous awards including the Gretchen Miller Kafoury Award for Outstanding Community Development and the Ross Dey Lifetime Achievement award from Metro Multifamily Housing Council.
Stephen Green is a Portland native, entrepreneur and an economist. He has spent his adult life in finance and real estate. He worked previously on senior leadership at Albina Community Bank and also worked with underserved communities while at the Portland Development Commission. He and his family have lived for the last 15 years in the Woodlawn neighborhood.
Jes Larson is the Director of Welcome Home Coalition which is dedicated to advancing policy solutions that creates a regional infrastructure of affordable homes. Ten years of direct service work in homelessness and mental health care informs Jes’ commitment to public policy and systems change work to advance basic human rights. She lives in NE Portland where she enjoys tending fruit trees and is pretending to train for a half-marathon.
Allan Lazo is the executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO), a statewide civil rights organization founded in 1990 whose mission is to end housing discrimination and ensure equal opportunity to housing. Allan’s past civic engagement and social justice work includes having served on a variety of commissions and committees in Portland and Gresham, including the City of Gresham Planning Commission and the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. He is a long-time resident of Portland, mostly of outer east Portland, and currently lives in northeast Portland’s Roseway neighborhood.
Todd Struble (Appointed by Commissioner Fish)
Todd came to Portland to attend law school at Lewis and Clark in 2006. After practicing law for a few years and serving as the Co-Chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, he joined the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) in 2014 to work on equity issues full time. As the Jade District Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative manager, he works on development without displacement for the community around Southeast 82nd and Division.