Konev has been a government leader for the last seven years, serving as the Senior Community Outreach Coordinator for the Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review. Irene Konev has a passion for entrepreneurship and loves to support small businesses. She ran for Canby City Council in November 2016. She is currently running for Clackamas Community College Board.
Why Clackamas Community College board?
Irene Konev knows how hard it is for parents to finish college while raising a family and she wants to reduce barriers for all students going back to school.
She has worked tirelessly to help residents of Clackamas County for over eleven years. Irene has helped Clackamas residents through:
- Worked as an outreach coordinator for Clackamas Women’s Services for four years.
- Worked together with Clackamas educators and police to help stop domestic violence in Clackamas County.
- Irene Konev founded and led a nonprofit to help Clackamas residents overcome domestic violence.
- Is a working mom of seven children in Canby, pays taxes in Clackamas County and worked to further the interests of Clackamas residents in Portland city government.
- She is currently appointed to the Clackamas Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council at Clackamas County.
Irene Konev has been recognized for her leadership at the City of Portland and by the Portland Police Bureau.
- In 2011 Irene was the winner of the City of Portland Diversity Champion Award.
- In 2013 Irene received an award for co-founding and chairing the first national Slavic Advisory Council to Portland Chief’s Office, of the Portland Police Bureau.
Irene Konev lends her leadership on many task forces including:
- Founding member of Community of Color Task Force – equity lens on domestic violence/sexual assault survivors programs of the tri-county area. – Member since 2007
- Uniting to Understand Racism – Race dialogues board member since 2009
- Russian Old Believer Enhancement Services – founder services for Russian community – 2006-2011
- Slavic Advisory Council to the Chief of Portland Police – founder, co-chair since 2012
- Human Trafficking Task Force – providing service of human trafficking survivors member since 2013
- Metro Equity Strategy Committee – equity lens to the programs of Metro – member since 2014
On a personal level, Irene loves spending time with her seven adult children, their spouses and her grandchildren. She also loves to travel and explore other cultures.
Irene speaks fluent English, Russian and conversational Ukrainian. She is passionate about human rights and celebrating diversity.