New field coordinator

Community leader hired for field-based position in south-central Oregon  

October 25, 2018: The Ford Family Foundation announced today that it has hired Katie Jameson, a community leader in Klamath Falls, as a field coordinator. She will represent the Foundation in support of its commitment to the local level.

 “She will work in communities in her area to engage residents in building their  future,” said Roque Barros, director of the Ford Institute for Community Building. The position is field-based.

“Her efforts will be critical as the Foundation aligns its work around community-building principles and practices,” said Anne Kubisch, president of The Ford Family Foundation. Jameson will join the Foundation on November 5, 2018.

Jameson comes to the Foundation from the South Central Oregon Economic Development District in Klamath Falls where she supported the Rural Klamath Connects Network. While there, she worked to strengthen relationships and build partnerships with community members, organizations, and local stakeholders. She assisted volunteer teams with project planning, organizing, website support and outreach. In addition, she helped secure funding resources through grant writing, fundraising and resource sharing. Jameson began working in the Klamath Basin as a Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps member through the University of Oregon.  

Previously, Jameson worked as the new student orientation facilitator at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She also worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA associate at Grow Food, Grow Hope Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Wilmington College, Ohio.

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