Rob Brading has worked and lived in our community for 14 years. Since 1992, he has been Executive Director at MetroEast Community Media. His work at MCTV is a continuation of a career devoted to giving people the skills to participate in a democratic society.
Rob Brading’s commitment to public service is also evident in the diverse ways he has worked to improve his community. He is a past president of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and served on its board for seven years. He was a member of Tri-Met’s Transit for Livability Task Force, Gresham’s Police Advisory Committee and the board of East County Habitat for Humanity. Rob was also the public policy chair and national board chair of his professional organization, the Alliance for Community Media. Currently Rob Brading serves on the Multnomah County Library Board and the board of the Oregon Public Affairs Network.
Prior to his tenure at MCTV, Rob distinguished himself as a person who could bring people together to solve problems. As Associate Director of a regional office of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, he served a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to act as mediator, facilitator and “honest broker” in resolving community conflicts. Among those conflicts were some of the most controversial events of the decade in New York, dealing with racial violence in the communities of Howard Beach, Bensonhurst and Crown Heights.
Rob’s other work experience is rich and varied. He has been a dairy farmer, a cabinetmaker, a Christmas tree farmer and a cannery worker. Rob is a graduate of the University of Colorado and received a Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Rob lives in Fairview with his wife Karen who is a chaplain at Willamette University.
Please join us for our Election Day/Volunteer Appreciation Party at McMenamins Edgefield in the main Ballroom on November 7th starting at 7:00 PM. Come celebrate with everyone who has worked so hard for the last year. We will watch the election returns, have a drink or two, and say hello to a new Oregon! [more]
The Oregonian endorses Rob!
"Clean House: Replace Speaker Karen Minnis...Voters in east county's District 49 should elect Rob Brading in Oregon's most important legislative race"
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