From the Executive Director
The Oregon Convention Center is a premier event facility that leads sustainability practices for the meetings and conventions industry in the United States; now we are called to lead in ways that create better outcomes for people, especially systemically oppressed communities in our region.
As the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, we know that to achieve greater equity in our region—and the mission of the Oregon Convention Center —we must first address the barriers faced by communities of color that were created through a long history of discriminatory policies.
Many of you have invested your time to help OCC create an equity action plan, developed by assessing all aspects of our work through a racial equity lens. Now it is time to put that plan into action. No matter what our role and connection to OCC, each of us has an important job to do to create conditions that allow everyone to flourish and participate in delivering world-class events.
Over the next five years, we will learn, act, measure and adapt on the path to creating a better future. Thank you for joining me on this journey and advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion at the Oregon Convention Center and in our communities.