Central Oregon Chapter of Credit Unions Spring Meeting Planned

The Central Oregon Chapter of Credit Unions will hold its spring meeting on Thursday, April 14, at the Comfort Inn, Bend, Ore. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation by Laura Fritz from NeighborImpact to discuss Housing Center programs.

In addition to weatherization and the housing rehab program, topics will include counseling and education programs. There will also be time for general questions.

The cost is $15 and there will be door prizes. RSVP by March 31 to Melissa McNally, Mid Oregon Federal Credit Union, at 541-585-1888.

Read the flier.

Speaker’s Bio

Laura Fritz is the NeighborImpact Housing Director, overseeing all Housing Center programs at NeighborImpact including the counseling and education, weatherization, and the rehabilitation loan programs. She previously worked as NeighborImpact’s Housing Center Manager for 18 months.

Laura has approximately 13 years of experience working in affordable housing, community development and economic development in California and Oregon. She has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in Housing and Project Development. She served as the assistant director for a downtown revitalization organization in Berkeley, CA for four years. Laura also worked for the City of Alameda in the Community Development Department during her time in California, and served as the executive director of a non-profit affordable housing organization also in the city of Alameda. Before coming to work for NeighborImpact, she worked as a planning consultant for her own company, Laura Fritz & Associates. She was hired by the City of Redmond to undertake the long-term project of developing an affordable housing plan which was adopted by the city council.

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