Denise Bacon

Field Coordinator


Works in the field to represent the Foundation throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County; supports all of the Foundation’s work at the local community level. 

How to Contact Me:

e-mail: [email protected] phone: (503) 840-5023

Denise Bacon is a life-long community builder. She joined the Foundation in June 2016. She currently serves as city councilor for the City of Newberg, Oregon. Her public service also includes helping to create a program to house Newberg's homeless during severe weather, working with the community to create solutions for affordable housing, and sitting on the city’s budget committee.

Bacon has served as the exchange student coordinator for NW Services, Inc. Peace Program for seven years. Her work included helping students achieve familiarity with life in the United States while creating a cultural experience for the host families and the community. In addition, Bacon has managed a restaurant for Travel Centers of America that averaged $1 million in annual sales.

As a field coordinator for The Ford Family Foundation, she works to build trusting relationships with community stakeholders to support long-term, sustainable action. She helps connect communities to resources from the Foundation and other sources. 

She is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy and administration at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn. She has a master's degree in public administration from Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa, and a bachelor's degree in political science and government, also from Ashford. Bacon is a graduate of the Ford Institute Leadership Program.

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