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The Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council (LEDIC)

LEDIC is a volunteer advisory council that was created on May 15, 2003; members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The main purpose of the council is to act as a liaison to the County on matters relating to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The council strives to examine county processes in order to recommend and facilitate changes that foster equity of services and greater inclusiveness, develop leadership from diverse communities and increase community participation in county government. Council members are meant to be representative of the county’s diverse populations and ideally will represent different, ethnicities, religious beliefs, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, physical abilities, career experiences, educational backgrounds and/or other diversity.

Meetings are via Zoom, open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Please note no council meetings in July and August

Current Members

  • Joselito Tanega, Chair
    Acquisition Manager, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette
  • Ernest (Tory) Blackwell, Vice-Chair
    Biology Instructor, Clackamas Community College
  • Kimberlee Ables
    Public Information Officer, Metro
  • Betty Brickson
    Retired Educator
  • TerryAnn Cabine
    Senior Partnership Manager, KairosPDX Educational Non-profit
  • Claire Calhoun
    Workforce Advisor, Clackamas Community College
  • Rod Cook
    Deputy Director, Health Housing and Human Services
  • Janette Romero Christenson
    MSW Student, Portland State University
  • Michael (Mike) Foley
    Retired Community member
  • Raquel Vega Gonzalez
    Undergraduate Student, Portland State University
  • Megan Hussey
    Product Services Lead, Benchmade Knife Co.
  • Patricia (Trish) Jordan
    Executive Director, Red Lodge Transition Services
  • Bonnie Lander
    Operations & Policy analysis, Oregon Employment Department
  • Carlos Benson Martinez
    Youth Peer Support Specialist, Wolf Pack Consulting and Therapeutic Services
  • Fernando Sobrevilla
    Enrollment Manager, Clackamas Co. Childrens Commission
  • Molly Ruff
    Student, West Linn/Wilsonville School
  • Dina Stults
    Senior Operations Manager, Nike, Inc.
  • Mikaela Todd
    Student, Portland State University
  • Chelsea Varnum
    Executive Director, The Living Room
  • Maria Magallon (staff)
    Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, County Administration EI Office
  • Martine Coblentz (advisor)
    Equity & Inclusion Officer, County Administration EI Office
  • Csea Leonard (advisor)
    Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, County Administration EI Office
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