Alissa Keny-Guyer, representative for House District 46, will address the East Portland Chamber of Commerce (EPCC) at 7:30 am, Wednesday, May 16, in the lower level Education Center B of the Adventist Medical Center, 10123 SE Market St.
The event is complimentary and open to the public with time designated for business networking.
Keny-Guyer has been involved extensively in civic matters over the past 30 years working to eliminate poverty, promote cross-cultural understanding, invest in youth, protect the environment, and promote civil rights.
After graduating from Stanford, she spent several years involved in community development in Indonesian villages. She then earned a masters degree in Public Health in Hawaii, worked in Hawaiian nonprofits and the Hawaii legislature. She also operated an international exchange organization in California.
Keny-Guyer and her husband, Neal, moved into the Mt. Tabor neighborhood in 1994 when Neal became the head of Mercy Corps. While Alissa has volunteered for Mercy Corps around the world, more than 90% of her professional and volunteer time has been devoted to the community where she and Neal have raised their three children.
Over the past 17 years, she has worked with hundreds of parents, neighbors, and decision makers at the city, county, state, and federal level to invest in early childhood, public education, and healthy neighborhoods.
Most recently, Keny-Guyer was sworn in as State Representative for House District 46. She was appointed to fill the seat formerly held by Representative Ben Cannon. She is currently running for reelection.