United Community Partners P.O. BOX 545 Halfway, Oregon 97834 president@unitedcommunitypartners.org 541-742-4065

Thank you Pam for Stepping Up

Pam Conley President of the United Community Partners BoardPam Conley has lived in Pine Valley full-time since 2019 and has visited as a property owner since the early 1980’s.  She had a 30 year career as a cartographer in the survey department of the Bureau of Land Management.  Volunteering in her community, using her traits of being organized and detail oriented is her passion. She is also an avid reader, birder, nature lover, wife, mother, and grandma.

Pam Conley has served as President of the UCP Board since 2019

Forever Grateful to Sarah Greenman

 Sarah Greenman has stepped down from the UCP Board as her work with the American Leadership Forum of Oregon now consumes most of her time.

We are so very grateful for the time we had with Sarah. Her insight, advice and the time she made for us as a board was precious. We were so lucky to have you even for a short while. May all your walks be on flat ground in 70 degree weather, Sarah!

Thank you for everything. See you soon.

Welcome to Our New Board Members and Thank You to our Continuing Board Members

Our new board was created on January 2024. Our new members Amari Fauna of Hedge Rose Farm and Jenn Berg will help us continue our work into the future. Pam Conley continues as our President. Jack Greenman is our treasurer, Kim Elton continues his role as does Liz McLellan as our in house techie.

Welcome Amari Fauna – New UCP Board Member

Amari Fauna moved to Pine Valley in spring of 2018. She is co-owner and operator of Hedge Rose Farm and co-manager at the Halfway Farmers Market. In prior lives, Amari has worked in community health, assisted living, and higher education both at the college administration level and as Director of Accreditation at a national accreditation agency. Amari is excited about contributing to the work UCP does to create a more vibrant, welcoming, and secure Pine Valley.

skills include: policy, the fine print, systems development.

Welcome New UCP Board Member Jenn Berg

We are very pleased to let everyone know Jenn Berg has agreed to serve as a board member for United Community Partners. Here’s a bit about Jenn.
Image of Board Member Jenn Berg on the left with Ram's head on her right.Jenn is a recovering academic who moved to Pine Valley in the spring of 2020. She now enjoys homesteading with her partners along North Pine Creek. As an academic, Jenn served in several leadership roles including: faculty collective bargaining, school board, faculty development center, accreditation teams (both self-study writing and review work) and divisional and departmental leadership teams.  Jenn is looking forward to working with UCP to see which of her administrative skills might help the board find and support new projects that will help Pine Valley flourish, particularly those involving younger members of the community.

skills include: quantitative analysis, probing questions, attentive and active listening, visualization.

We are grateful to all who help us serve the community. Thanks for stepping up Jenn!

Adios Steve and Thank You

Headshot of Steve White

We couldn’t let Steve White step away from the board without giving him a huge shoutout for his incredible journey with us! From day one until 2023, Steve has been the heart and soul of our team, bringing his passion, insight, and boundless enthusiasm to everything he does.

Steve, you’ve been with us through thick and thin, helping us navigate the ups and downs, and your long-term perspective has been invaluable. Plus, let’s not forget your fantastic work with the ice rink – you’ve turned it into a true community treasure!

Your dedication and positivity have inspired us all. While you may be stepping back from the board, we know your spirit will live on, especially at the rink, which stands as a testament to your hard work and vision.

So here’s to you, Steve! Thank you for your countless hours, your brilliant ideas, and for being an all-around awesome human being. We wish you nothing but the best in your future adventures, and we hope you’ll come back and visit us (and the ice rink!) soon.

2022 UCP Board Members

UCP BOARD

Elected at August Annual Meeting

OFFICERS

Pam Conley – President – president@unitedcommunitypartners.org
Jack Greenman – Treasurer – treasurer@unitedcommunitypartners.org
Sarah Greenman – Secretary – secretary@unitedcommunitypartners.org

BOARD MEMBERS

Kim Elton – Board Member
Steve White – Board Member
Liz McLellan – Board member and tech consultant tech@unitedcommunitypartners.org

All community members are welcome and encouraged to join us at our monthly meeting. (Online during COVID) Each meeting has an open segment early on the agenda for community members to bring their ideas, needs, projects and concerns to the group.

You can also become a member or volunteer.

SEPT 2021 UCP BOARD ELECTION RESULTS

UCP BOARD

OFFICERS

Pam Conley- President – president@unitedcommunitypartners.org
Steve White – Vice President – boardvp@unitedcommunitypartners.org
Jack Greenman – Treasurer – treasurer@unitedcommunitypartners.org
Sarah Greenman – Secretary – secretary@unitedcommunitypartners.org

BOARD MEMBERS

Kim Elton – Board Member
Hopi Wilder  – Board Member
Liz McLellan – Board member and tech consultant tech@unitedcommunitypartners.org

All community members are welcome and encouraged to join us at our monthly meeting. (Online during COVID) Each meeting has an open segment early on the agenda for community members to bring their ideas, needs, projects and concerns to the group.

You can also become a member or volunteer.

New UCP Project

Firewise Community Project

Firewise Logo Banner REsidents Reducing Fire Hazards
UCP is a fiscal sponsor of the Pine Valley Firewise Community Project as of September 2021.

FIRE! It is on all of our minds at some level. Our community like dozens of others in Oregon can come together as a community and help prepare.  Our fire crew is volunteer, and they need our help today. Join us to help Pine Valley become a “Firewise Community” just like East Eagle Creek did!

Get informed before it is too late.  MORE INFO