We are fortunate to have Carlos Ortiz – a Covid 19 Training Coordinator from the Health Dept – here for the beginning of the evening to update us on the vaccine, it’s safety and availability. COVID19_Vaccine Presentation Flyer 2021
He will speak for about 15 minutes and then we will be joined by Jeff Dade.
Forterra Senior Project Manager Community Development Jeff Dade will join us. Jeff is a glass-half-full guy who works outside of the box. He is dedicated to fostering inclusive, equitable financial solutions to aid in the massive remediation and healing our society deserves, particularly in communities of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color who have historically been underserved. Before becoming a nonprofit community development professional and Accredited Financial Counselor®, he spent decades honing a career in business banking and real estate finance for Fortune 500 companies, working in a variety of subfields, including underwriting, lending, and wealth management. Jeff attended the University of Washington where he earned a bachelor’s in urban studies emphasizing community economic development with a minor in law and policy, followed by a master’s degree in community planning. His current work at Forterra is centered in community-driven design, attainable home and business ownership, as well as innovating restorative economic mobility models that bridge the Racial Wealth Gap. Away from work, Jeff likes soulful music, reading Chinese wuxia novels, cooking, and dreaming.
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