Know your board: Jeri Bee

“Know your board” is a series of articles to help you get to know the members of your Eliot Neighborhood Association Board.

Jeri Stein "Bee"
Jeri Stein “Bee”

Jeri Stein “Bee” has lived in Portland since 2001 but has been an Eliot resident for the last six years.  She loves the people who live in Eliot, the access to public transportation, downtown and parks but mostly the many newly formed friendships.

During the day for the last 15 years she has worked for Providence Health System in an administrative role.  However, she has a goal to move into a project coordinator role within the nonprofit sector in the next few years.

Jeri joined the board to make a difference – be  a beating drum for community connection and engagement, to gain non-profit board experience, and connect more deeply with our community building meaningful relationships for her family and herself.  She looks forward to seeing many of the projects brainstormed from the recent Eliot Conversations series come to fruition… Pub night anyone?  She also looks forward to the repainting of the Eliot Community Crossing and anything that brings the neighborhood together.

In her free time she loves to hang out with her two little red headed people, hike, bike, bird watch and foster her green thumb.  She’s been on the board for only 4 months but already has become the project coordinator for the Eliot community crossing intersection repainting, a beautification project, and also was involved with the community conversation projects. She’s definitely a roll up your sleeves and jump in kind of gal!