Scott Cooper, the former Executive Director of the Partnership to End Poverty has moved on the lead Neighbor Impact, and Jason Carr of Prineville will assume the Partnership's directorship on September first.
Carr is currently working with Economic Development for Central Oregon and says he is looking forward to working to bring success to the area in different ways.
"Already I've had some people ask me 'why would you make the jump from economic development to more of the social services realm? And I think that there's really a lot of similarities between economic development and community development, in the sense that it's about raising the awareness of where the local economy needs help and improvement and how we can help make Central Oregon a better place to live for all citizens."
Carr says the crux of the work is a little bit different; but to goals are the same. He says he's dedicated to helping those thrust into poverty get the help they need to lift themselves out of poverty.