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The Candidates

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Forum Introduction By Brett Rowlett

Casey Marks-Fife

Charlie Johnson

Diane Albino

Ellen Singer

George Braddock

Jon Silvermoon

Josh Padron

Justin Honea

Laurel Blaser

Laurel Goerger

Lawrence Taylor

Lucy Kingsley

Paxton Hoag

Phil White

Rick Lambert

Audience Questions Part 1
Audience Questions Part 2
Concluding Remarks By Brett Rowlett

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Lucy Kingsley

Lucy Kingsley

At its heart, the Oregon Country Fair is a philanthropic organization dedicated to raising of funds for local community programs supporting basic needs, the arts and social change. We raise these funds by throwing a world class 3 day artisan, food and performance festival. A prime directive for this market place is that the seller of the craft is the maker of the craft. This is an economic as well as a political act.

In addition to the event itself, another important feature of our organization is Culture Jam-an 8 day residential empowerment through the arts summer camp for youth ages 14 to 18. Staff and youth come from diverse backgrounds to form a community that is fun as well as transformative.

As an organism we are in the midst of a significant transition. As we maintain our traditions, we need to create space, literal as well as metaphorical, for the new. A major concern is our growth as a family and as well as a public event. Segments of our physical infrastructure need attention. I believe our family as well as the public would benefit from building a community center.

I have a deep commitment to our event. I have attended every fair since the beginning. I have worked on a variety of crews as well as worked in a food booth and been a craft person.

It is my honor and privilege to have spent almost my entire adult life being of service to this organization. I seek your support in continuing my participation as a member of the board of directors. In gratitude.