Oregon PTA is divided into nine regions. An individual from each region is elected by PTA members from their region every two years. Region Directors are voting members of the Oregon PTA Board of Directors. Region Directors provide support and technical assistance to PTA units in their area. PTAs that are struggling, need some training or want to share their success should reach out to their Region Director.
The 2018-2019 Region Directors and the areas they serve are:
Region 1 Director: Jeff Hanes
Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill Counties
Region 2 Director: Abby Nilsen-Kirby
Portland Public Schools
Region 3 Director: Kendra Buford
Marion, Benton, Polk, Lincoln, and Linn Counties
Region 4 Director: Jai Thomas
Region 5 Director: Vacant
East Multnomah County, Hood River
Region 6 Director: Vacant but covered by Diane McCalmont
Lane and Douglas Counties
Region 8 Director: Vacant
Jackson, Josephine, Coos and Curry Counties
Region 9 Director: Elsa Spence
Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Union, Grant and Baker Counties
Region 10 Director: Vacant
Jefferson, Wheeler, Deschutes, Crook, Lake, Klamath, Harney and Malheur Counties
Did you notice that Region 7 is missing? In the past, we did have a Region 7. When Regions were consolidated, rather than re-number them all of Region 7 was deleted.
Region Directors in odd numbered regions are elected in odd numbered years. Even numbered regions elect their Directors in even numbered years. Elections take place annually at our Conference in April.