NECN welcomes new staff members


Three new staff members have recently joined the NECN team. Please join us in welcoming them!

Claire Adamsick
Project Coordinator: Committees

Claire’s experience includes public policy research, communications and outreach, volunteer coordination, and facilitation. Claire previously served as a project coordinator for Healthy Democracy, where she supported a voter information process around state ballot measures called the Citizens’ Initiative Review. She also coordinated Oregon’s Kitchen Table, an online engagement platform linking public input with state government decision-making.

At NECN, Claire will coordinate and support the four coalition-wide community committees: Safety and Livability, Schools, Land Use and Transportation, and Community Economic Development.

Fran Ayaribil
Project Coordinator: Special Projects and Initiatives

Fran brings years of experience in project management, outreach, event planning and community consensus-building and collaboration. Having served as the Regional Manager for The Meals on Wheels People, Fran has extensive experience tracking and managing projects. Fran has also worked in the areas of youth development and affordable housing, and brings skills in fundraising, evaluation and budgeting. She is a long-time resident of N/NE Portland.

In her position at NECN, Fran will coordinate NECN’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program, Small Grants Program, and other special initiatives, providing technical support, trainings and financial oversight.

Cameron Herrington
Communications Manager

Cameron’s background is in community organizing, grassroots political advocacy, and communications. He also has experience in design and layout, fundraising, and public involvement. He most recently worked at the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, where he helped the Community Watershed Stewardship Program revamp its messaging and outreach to more effectively reach underrepresented groups. Cameron is proficient in Spanish.

Cameron will manage NECN’s communications and outreach, including the website, newsletter, social media, and community calendar. He will also support neighborhoods in developing and implementing their communications and outreach strategies.

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