Meet a Member: Julie Mancini

Next up in our member profile series is a Northwest Portlander and proud grandma: Julie Mancini!

What local business do you think deserves a shoutout?

Powell’s. Of course. What it provides is so incredibly valuable, and it’s become an iconic part of this city.

What’s a local event you went to recently that you loved?

Sunday Parkways, because it’s a great gathering place for families.

What’s a recent story you’ve read about Portland that you wish more people cared about?

I don’t have a specific story that comes to mind, but I wish people cared more about homelessness and school funding. I think people care about it, but workable options need to be funded and prioritized.

What are you celebrating in your life right now?

I’ve been low-level depressed since November 2016, so currently not celebrating. Though if I must, my grandkids, because they’re always worth celebrating.

What made you decide to become a member of Bridgeliner?

My staff told me about it, so I started subscribing and became a member as soon as that became an option. I was drawn to the idea of connecting people with what’s going on (both issues and events) in our community.

What’s something you’re working on — in big ways or small — that you could use help with?

I would be remiss if I didn’t say increasing college graduation rates. I work for College Possible and we’re focused on near-peer coaching to help students from historically marginalized backgrounds earn their college degrees. We can use help in many ways. I encourage you to reach out if you’re interested in finding out more.

Supporting members like Julie make our work possible — and they get special perks like event discounts, ticket giveaways, and bonus content in the newsletter. Become a Bridgeliner member today to join the crew.