Jane Reid, who
represents Estacada on the Clackamas Community College Board of Education, has
been named a Ford Community Fellow. The award from the Ford Institute for
Community Building is given to rural residents in Oregon and Siskiyou County,
Calif., who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and a
dedication to the pursuit of rural community vitality.
Fellows are nominated by Ford Family Foundation staff and partner contractors
who deliver the Ford Institute Leadership Program. Each of the eight Fellows
recognized this year receives a $12,000 annual restricted monetary award.
Fellows are expected to develop their own plan to explore, learn and practice
the art of community living.
Reid has lived in
Estacada for 36 years. Her community service career includes being a founding
member and current chair of Estacada Area Arts Commission, vice-president of
Estacada Together, secretary of Clackamas County Arts Alliance, founding member
of Clackamas Cultural Coalition, an ASPIRE mentor and coordinator of the
Powerhouse Project. She has served on the CCC Board of Education since 2007.
“This is such an
amazing opportunity to focus and deepen my work in the community,” Reid said. “Many
of the organizations and projects with which I am involved are at interesting
points in their evolution, and I am excited about learning ways to contribute
to their growth and change.”
Reid has served on
the CCC Board of Education since 2007.