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900-2021

Report

Appoint Kenechi Onyeagusi to the Portland Housing Advisory Commission for a term to expire November 2023

Accepted

November 17, 2021

As Mayor and Commissioner of Finance & Administration, I request Council confirmation of the following appointment to the Portland Housing Advisory Commission:

Appointment                                     Term Begin               Term Ends               

Kenechi Onyeagusi                         November 2021        November 2023

Respectfully submitted,

Ted Wheeler

Mayor

Bio

Kenechi Onyeagusi is the Executive Director of Professional Business Development Group. Ms. Onyeagusi is an established business and finance professional with 12 years of experience in commercial banking working with small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She brings a strong accounting background with advanced financial analysis and budgeting skills to all of her work. Ms. Onyeagusi is a strategic thinker with the ability to work well and communicate with diverse multicultural teams. Additionally, her leadership roles in economic and small business development assists her work with the business community, government agencies, and chambers of commerce. Ms. Onyeagusi has a long history of service to her community by participating on the boards and committees of several non-profit organizations. She currently serves on several equity and economic development focused committees centered on Oregon’s Certification of Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) certified firms in the region.

Statement of Interest

Ms. Onyeagusi believes in the value of public participation in government processes. She is interested in serving on the Portland Housing Advisory Commission to be able apply her skills and expertise in advising the Housing Bureau and Housing Commissioner on housing policy and planning, budget review and recommendations, resource development, program development and evaluation as well as enhancing public-private partnerships, community, and intergovernmental relations.

Impact Statement

Agenda Items

Confirmed

Motion to accept the report: Moved by Hardesty and seconded by Ryan.
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
10 minutes