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Letters to Canby Herald Editor John Baker for the week beginning April 17

I am writing to recommend Irene Konev for Clackamas Community College Board-Zone 7 which represents the areas of Canby, Molalla and parts of Aurora and Wilsonville. Irene has a robust professional background in community outreach and advocacy.

She is presently the Senior Community Outreach Coordinator for the Portland City Auditor's Independent Police Review Board where she facilitates citizen involvement in the civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau.

Because she has a rich history of helping people find their voice, I believe that Irene will use her skills to bring our community's voice to the board room. She will solicit and listen to our concerns, needs and ideas in regards to college access and vocational training. She will also seek creative, reasonable solutions to the challenges that the college faces.

Clackamas Community College offers excellent education to college students in our community at a reasonable cost. Irene can and will maintain and strengthen access to that education for all county residents including: returning students, students of color, low income students and students from other cultures.

Join me in giving our community a strong voice at the Clackamas Community College Board table -- vote for Irene Konev.

Alma Valdez

Canby

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