July luncheon meeting

The Oregon Prosperity Initiative

Imagine our world if poverty and hunger no longer existed. Poverty is both a human tragedy and a drain on our overall economy. The goal of The Oregon Prosperity Initiative is to increase prosperity for all Oregonians by removing barriers that keep people trapped in the crisis of poverty. It is a bold approach to creating a robust, thriving economy by removing barriers to overcoming poverty and empowering citizens to maximize their potential. The Initiative is working to ensure that people who are currently struggling to feed and shelter themselves and their families have access to critical resources. At the same time, it is taking an unprecedented approach to addressing the long-standing, systemic root causes of poverty so that far fewer people fall into its grasp.

Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes, is our speaker at July’s Portlandia luncheon. In her role as First Lady of Oregon, Cylvia is leading the Oregon Prosperity Initiative working to stamp out poverty and hunger. She is also a policy advisor to the Governor on the issues of clean energy and economic development.

Cylvia is founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm. She is a Fellow and on the Board of Directors of the American Leadership Forum Oregon. Cylvia has 23 years of professional experience in sustainable energy, economic development, green jobs, green building and sustainable forestry and agriculture.

Cylvia has been honored as a Top 50 Leader in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies. Hayes is author of several publications and is a regular contributor to Grist and Huffington Post.


Bookings are closed for this event.