The ICMA-PSU Student Chapter is pleased to be hosting:
Kim Powe, Director of Sustainability for Multnomah County
on Tuesday, February 11, at 6:40 p.m.
Room 411 of the Urban Building
This is a great opportunity to learn more about what Multnomah County is doing to promote and develop sustainable development initiatives, and it is also a nice chance to introduce yourself to Ms. Powe if sustainable development is a personal/professional passion of yours!
Not sure what ICMA-PSU is and what it does? Come to a meeting and find out! We are the first and only ICMA Student Chapter in the Pacific Northwest!
The goal of the Chapter is to "bridge the gap" between the professionals in the field and we students in the classroom. ICMA stands for International City/County Management Association, and it is the premiere association for local government professionals in the world.
Biography of Kim Powe:
Powe's professional background includes working for the United States Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Burkina Faso in West Africa, and creating the City of Spokane’s program to encourage businesses to adapt greener and more sustainable practices and policies. She also worked in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina to establish the economic development program for Mercy Corps. While in New Orleans, Powe also created a green program that supported local entrepreneurs for a nonprofit called The Idea Village.
Locally, she has worked with the City of Portland and Portland Development Commission on the Economic Opportunity Initiative, a nationally recognized poverty alleviation strategy. Additionally, Powe created a joint program between Portland State University and the Portland Development Commission called "Saving Green by Going Green." In the program, Powe taught PSU students how to apply their academic knowledge in the community by assessing low-income businesses to find low-cost ways to save money by adopting green policies and practices.