Cheryl Meyers

Each fall at the A Gathering of Good event, Metropolitan Family Service presents the Provocateur award to an outstanding community member who is actively working to positively change lives.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s award recipient is Cheryl Myers, Director of Economic & Business Equity in the Office of Governor John Kitzhaber.

Cheryl’s leadership as Chair of the North Clackamas After School Task Force helped MFS launch 6 community school sites, a parent engagement and education program, a kindergarten readiness program and an older adult mentoring program. Collectively, these programs touch the lives of more than 5,000 individuals each year in the North Clackamas School District

In support of Cheryl’s extraordinary work and accomplishments, Governor John A. Kitzhaber, MD, released the following statement:

“I’m proud that Cheryl and her team are part of the wave of small business innovation and entrepreneurialism that’s creating jobs and building prosperity across the state. Cheryl understands that to make meaningful and lasting change, we must think of challenges as a way to learn, grow, and pursue new models for action. She is implementing this vision while bringing together the diverse voices and perspectives that are essential to Oregon’s future.”

A Gathering of Good is the culmination of a year long discussion series organized by MFS.  The agog discussion series is designed to promote face-to-face conversation, civic engagement and social change.  Discussions are privately hosted and revolve around a theme focusing on a significant community issue that affects everyone.