Portland, Ore. – This week, the Portland Business Alliance board of directors announced its endorsement of the Mt. Hood Community College General Obligation Bond on the May 2016 ballot. The $125 million obligation bond will help the college create a stronger infrastructure and new programs for the evolving workforce training needs of its 25,000 students.
“The Alliance is a long-time supporter of Portland-metro’s community colleges, including Mt. Hood Community College, which plays a critical role in East Multnomah County’s education infrastructure,” said Sandra McDonough, president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance. “We especially appreciated the college’s collaborative approach. Early on, MHCC leaders met with members of the regional business community to outline their infrastructure needs, and to ask for input on what kind of skills and training are most urgent for area employers right now. Because of this collaborative approach, the Alliance board enthusiastically supported this bond, which will help MHCC invest in more Career and Technical Education Centers to shore up our regional workforce and broaden employment opportunities for many individuals.”
View Alliance’s candidate and initiative endorsement page
Alliance board endorsements are based on a process that includes interviews conducted by its endorsement committee, followed by a vote by the full board. Two-thirds of the board members present must agree before an endorsement is made.