Traci Manning to Serve on Portland Housing Advisory Commission

Monday, November 15, 2010

Central City Concern’s Chief Operating Officer Traci Manning is among 12 newly selected members of the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC). ThePortland Housing Bureau initiated an open application process for the new commission in October, and received more than 60 applications from a broad cross-section of the community.  The Commission will advise PHB Director Margaret Van Vliet, Housing Commissioner Nick Fish and the Portland City Council on a range of housing policy and program issues.

Traci began her CCC career in 1993 as a receptionist. She quickly moved into fundraising and public affairs before settling into housing development work. Traci spent nine years working in this segment of the organization, and was directly responsible for the renovation, acquisition or construction of 7 buildings ($61 million), representing 770 units to the agency’s portfolio. She led financing, design and construction on all projects. Her passion and involvement in ending homelessness via increased access to affordable housing has had a substantial impact on the City of Portland’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.

In 2008, Traci was selected for NeighborWork’s Achieving Excellence program, a collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School. This qualified CCC to compete nationally for a $100,000 James A. Johnson Community Leaders Program for leadership development. CCC was one of six affordable housing organizations to receive the James A. Johnson award.
Other committee members include:
Jesse Beason, Executive Director, Proud Ground
Andrew Colas, Principal, Colas Construction
Rey España, Housing Development Director, Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Deborah Imse, Executive Director of Metro Multi-family, represents owners of larger multi-family properties. 
Marc Jolin, Executive Director, JOIN
Christine Lau, Chief Operations Officer, Asian Health & Service Center
Carter MacNichol, Principal, Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc.
Carmen Rubio, Executive Director, Latino Network
Tobias Washington, retired investment banking executive
Michael White, Chair, Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association and East Portland Neighborhood Office. 
Brian Wilson, Executive, Kalberer, Inc.