Portland Business Alliance board of directors endorses Portland Community College bond



Portland Business Alliance board of directors endorses Portland Community College bond

The Portland Business Alliance board of directors announced its endorsement of Portland Community College’s bond renewal campaign, which is scheduled to appear on the November 2017 ballot. The bond will maintain the current levy rate and is projected to raise $185 million to fund advancements in science, technology, engineering and math programs; campus safety improvements and construction projects; and workforce training efforts.
Portland, Ore. – Today, the Portland Business Alliance board of directors announced its endorsement of Portland Community College’s bond renewal campaign, which is scheduled to appear on the November 2017 ballot. The bond will maintain the current levy rate and is projected to raise $185 million to fund advancements in science, technology, engineering and math programs; campus safety improvements and construction projects; and workforce training efforts.

The Alliance has a long history of partnering with Portland Community College, which serves more students than any other Oregon college. “This bond will  strengthen the knowledge and skills base of the Portland workforce and go a long way to prepare students for careers that are increasingly in demand both now and in the future,” said Sandra McDonough, president and CEO of the Alliance.

The bond will also increase campus safety and accessibility, as well as invest in health and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs.
Alliance board endorsements are based on a process that includes endorsement interviews and a vote by the full board. Two-thirds of the board members present must agree before an endorsement is made.