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Susan James

LCEA Vice President

Employer: Community Services Consortium – Linn Benton Food Share

Title: Gleaning and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Business Address: 545 SW 2nd Street, Suite A Corvallis OR 97333

Business Phone: 541-758-2645

Email Address: sjames@communityservices.us

Community Activities – Work with several local organizations relating to my job duties including OSU Extension – Small Farms, readying the Helping Hands Gardens on Hwy 20 to produce food for food bank boxes.

Other Interests:  Gardening, assisting families with disabled children, nutrition education,

Professional Affiliations:  2002 (Corvallis) Willamette Neighborhood Housing Board member; 2006-07 Linn Benton Mediation Services Board member ; 2005 – present, attended Ten Rivers Food Web low-income committee meetings; 2007-2012 AFSCME Local 3563 President;

Community Activities –Work with several local organizations relating to my job duties including local  high schools, Oregon State University, Hewlett Packard, several local U-Pick farmers, Oregon Food Bank, LBCC Work Experience program, Corvallis Rotary,  Community Holiday Food Drive.

Other Interests:  Gardening, reading, cooking, fishing, mediation, poverty issues, food sustainability, mentoring special needs children and adults, multicultural education, football and baseball fan. I have developed and presented a Bias Awareness Trainings at various meetings.

Before moving to Oregon we owned and operated a small grocery store and a logging company in Northern Idaho.  My husband and I have 8 children between us and 16 grandchildren.

Since working for Linn Benton Food Share, I have had the pleasure of working with OSU Extension Services on many projects revolving around nutrition, SNAP education and cooking classes. Janice Gregg and Tina Dodge- Vera have been guest speakers at various meetings that I have held throughout the years.