Director of Housing and Rural Development
Education & Certifications
- B.A. Politics, Philosophy
- Willamette University ‘18
- Grant Writing Suite
- Chemeketa Community College Small Business Development Center ’23
Leadership & Service
- Camp Prime Time
- Volunteer, 2021-Present
- Eastern Oregon Women’s Coalition
- Member, 2020-Present
- Office of Community Service Learning
- Service Coordinator, 2017-2018
Whitley is a problem-solver. She believes that to navigate complex issues, we must first agree on the root issue(s). In every project, she uses her ability to knock down biases and build bridges so that the team can communicate efficiently and effectively. By spending most of her time in the rural Pacific Northwest, Whitley values the hardworking ethos of her community and strives to put just as much effort into the projects she’s tasked with.
Joining the team in 2023, Whitley spent the past three years advocating for rural, Northeast Oregon values within the Oregon House of Representatives of House District 58’s Chief of Staff.
- Rural Development
- Government Affairs
- Grant Writing
- Association Management
- Campaign Consulting
Whitley cares about…
Rural. Rural lifestyle, communities, education, and healthcare. Our rural communities often lack the time, resources, and infrastructure to combat statewide issues such as housing and healthcare or have the funds to pick up the pieces after natural disasters. Whitley believes that through intense collaboration and proactive strategic planning, we can forge a flourishing future for our rural neighbors–without compromising what makes these communities valuable.
Get to know Whitley
Whitley is an avid skier, backpacker, self-taught cook, and a part-time vintner. She spends 99% of her time outdoors, either exploring the mountains, working on her ‘92 Cherokee XJ, maintaining her family’s vineyard, or hitting tennis balls for her rescue pup, Finn.
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