Josh brings a deep value in equity and the power of civic engagement, especially of those most impacted by disparities, to transform communities and campuses. Josh served Multnomah County for over ten years most recently in his role as Director of the Multnomah County Commission on Children, Families and Community He joined the county in 2002 as the Youth Development Coordinator, developing and implementing meaningful ways for young people to engage with government.
Over his decade of service he facilitated a two-year community effort to create Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth, the nation’s first such document; expanded participation by underrepresented youth in the Multnomah Youth Commission; and negotiated an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Portland to make the Youth Commission a formal policy advisory board to the Portland City Council and County Commission. He was also co-convener of the Cradle to Career Ready for Kindergarten Collaborative and served on the All Hands Raised steering committee for the effort.
Josh received his Bachelor of Social Work from Aurora University and Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an AmeriCorps Alum and avid runner.
Josh formally begins in the new role on January 23rd. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-406-3575.