Jorjia Fields has served as a public-at-large member representing the Tanasbaourne area on both the Hillsboro 2020 Vision Task Force and 2035 Oversight Committee. In that capacity, she has promoted community cohesion and inclusion, volunteered at numerous community events to engage neighbors and residents in planning activities, and provided invaluable insights to the project team about “how and where” to reach all Hillsboro residents. Jorjia has played a leadership role in helping to expand the vision’s reach and presence in east Hillsboro, most recently leading to the new Tanasbourne “Party in the Park” event.
2017 Outstanding Organization – Portland Community College
Portland Community College (PCC) has played a crucial role in advancing multiple vision priorities over the years. This includes increasing higher education presence in Hillsboro schools during college application week and through increased financial aid education, hosting campus tours for interested students and parents, and assisting in City-sponsored student education programs like Interviewniversity. PCC has also worked with the Hillsboro School District to expand dual credit participation and increase the number of students moving onto higher education opportunities immediately following high school. PCC stimulates career ladder growth for existing employees by securing grants for worker training, hosting the annual Hermanas conference, in partnership with Intel, to expose underrepresented populations to careers in STEM fields, and designing customized training for local employers, with an emphasis on developing a workforce to meet the needs of Hillsboro’s growing manufacturing sector.