New Member Joins NeighborImpact - Board of Directors 2017 Officers Named

2/9/2017 8:30 AM
New Member Joins NeighborImpact - Board of Directors 2017 Officers Named Crook County resident and newly-elected Prineville City Councilor, Theresa Rodriguez, has been elected to the NeighborImpact Board of Directors.  Ms. Rodriguez formally worked for the State of Oregon Employment Department transitioning adults to new employment opportunities, and is currently owner of T&R Trucking.  Ms. Rodriguez is strongly interested in affordable housing issues and is a parent of two former Head Start students.

“I am excited to bring my experience as a Head Start parent and advocate for low-income Oregonians to the NeighborImpact board,” say Rodriguez. “I am interested in developing solutions to our housing issues and thinking outside the box when it comes to providing access to housing for those in our communities that have been shut out of the housing market.”  Ms. Rodriguez will represent Crook County.

In addition to electing a new member to the board, NeighborImpact also has elected new officers for 2017.  Chad Carpenter of La Pine will serve a third term as Board President, Sharon Smith of Bend will serve a third term as Board Vice President, and Brenda Comini of Prineville will serve her first terms as Secretary/Treasurer.  Long time board members, Linda Walker of Camp Sherman and Mae Huston of Madras, will continue to serve on the Executive Committee as members at-large.

There are currently 15 members on the NeighborImpact Board of Directors and board members must be residents of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties or the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The NeighborImpact board draws its membership from three segments:  elected officials, community members and economically disadvantaged residents.  Board members oversee the affairs of the organization which serves the tri-county area, provides services to 50,000 residents annually and employs nearly 200 staff. 

For more information on the Board of Directors at NeighborImpact or the governance of the organization, please contact Board President, Chad Carpenter, at 541-948-6649 or via email at  For a complete Board of Directors list, visit the NeighborImpact website at 
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