The History of Orchards of 82nd
Thurs, May 27 3-4:30PM
What is the history of the building that is now called Orchards of 82? How does community based development happen? How does an organization identify community needs and then build something to address those needs?
Speaker #1: Todd Struble (he/him), APANO Community Development Director
Todd Struble was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but always felt a strong affinity for Oregon while visiting. This led him to Oregon State University, where he studied business and philosophy. He graduated from Oregon State in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems and a minor in Philosophy. After graduating, he moved to Taoyuan, Taiwan to teach English and explore the world.
Before joining APANO, Todd ran a solo practice for three years serving small businesses and low-income clients. He served as the Co-Chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association from 2010 to 2013. At APANO, Todd serves as the Community Development Director, overseeing APANO’s efforts to support equitable development in the Portland area. These programs include the Jade District, a micro Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District, business technical assistance to businesses in the Jade District and API-owned businesses, and beginning to develop connections in Washington and Clackamas County.
When not working or tending to the needs of an infant, Todd enjoys the outdoors, including snowboarding on Wy’east and trail running.