Harold Two October 22nd, 2008
The three local leaders will discuss their experience in bringing business, education and government entities together to provide better education and public services for the Portland area.
Keynote speaker John Jackley, Director of Communications and Business Equity for the Portland Development Commission (PDC), along with Dr. Preston Pulliams, President of Portland Community College (PCC), and Harold C. Williams Two, President of CH2A Associates, have been asked to make a presentation at a national meeting in NYC this month.
Jackley, Dr. Pulliams and Williams have collaborated on several projects that bring community services together to make it possible for citizens to find pathways to successfully complete education and training programs, to find affordable housing and to gain access to other opportunities (businesses and government/social services).
“The maze of businesses, education and government/social services can be very confusing and threatening to the very people who need these services the most,” said Jackley, who has spent many years promoting diversity in the business and government sectors. He is skilled in organizational development, project management, and interpersonal communications.
Successful outreach efforts this trio have embarked on and will discuss include the partnerships between Jefferson High School, Portland Development Commission, Portland Community College and The Diversity Institutes/CH2A mentor program. “The Jazz on the Mississippi” festival promoting diversity and public involvement and PDX Confidential “Setting the Table Conference” focusing on diversity and economic development are just a sampling of the work done by the trio. This work has gained national attention in recent years for innovative approaches and successful partnerships.
Jackley, Dr. Pulliams and Williams will speak before the American Community College Trustee Association’s national conference in late October. The African-American Community College Trustee Committee will be hosting the trio at their meeting October 31, 2008 10:30am to 11:45am.