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OVLA Has Hired a New Executive Director!

It is with great excitement that OVLA announces its first Executive Director, Pollyanne F. Birge. A Laurels Scholar, Pollyanne was most recently the Executive Director for the Independent Publishing Resource Center and holds a Master’s Degree in Non Profit Management from Portland State University. Prior to the IPRC, she worked as the Arts and Culture Outreach and Policy Coordinator for Commissioner, then Mayor, Sam Adams. In that role she helped initiate the Portland City Hall Art shows, the Creative Advocacy Network, RACC Public Murals procedure changes and their Art Spark outreach program as well as several other policy related initiatives. An avid supporter of Oregon’s nonprofit creative community, she has also served on the boards of the PDX Bridge Festival, Stumptown Comics fest and Know Your City. Please reach out to her for questions or congratulations at: pollyanne@oregonvla.org 

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