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Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek confirmed that Andre Bealer is now a part of her team as the Director of Equity and Racial Justice

Oregon – Governor Tina Kotek on Monday shared exciting news that Andre Bealer is now a part of her team as the Director of Equity and Racial Justice. Before this, Bealer was making a difference as the Workforce Equity Program Manager at Metro.

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“Andre Bealer has dedicated his career to expanding opportunities and removing barriers so every Oregonian can be successful,” Governor Kotek said. “He brings a steadfast commitment to centering equity in his work, and I look forward to his leadership on our team.”

“I am both thrilled and honored to join Governor Tina Kotek’s Office in the Director of Equity and Racial Justice role,” Andre Bealer said. “I am eager to contribute my passion, experience, and dedication to advancing social justice and fostering positive change within our communities. This pivotal role underscores Governor Kotek’s commitment to dismantling systemic inequities, promoting diversity, and nurturing a culture where justice is not just an ideal but a lived reality.

“I look forward to collaborating with dedicated colleagues, community leaders, and advocates to break down barriers, implement meaningful policies and programs, and build a more inclusive tomorrow. Together, we will continue to champion inclusivity and forge a path towards a more just and equitable future for all Oregonians.”

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Experienced employee expected to make difference

Andre Bealer has spent almost ten years working hard in areas like helping people find jobs, managing projects, analyzing policies, and getting involved with the community. While at Metro, he led efforts to make the workplace more fair and started equity programs that affected the whole organization and region, working with public agencies and community groups. He also gave advice on policy making and worked closely with the Metro Council President to connect with state, local, and federal agencies. Besides his work at Metro, Bealer has been involved with the National Association of Minority Contractors-Oregon and was a board member for Verde.

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