SICA 2019 Board Nominee Bios

Ellen Prouty: new nominee

Ellen Prouty and her family moved onto Sauvie Island in 1988. Her 3 children attended Sauvie Island Elementary School where she also volunteered and was part of the PTC and Sauvie Island School Board committees. She is also a long time member and volunteer at the Sauvie Island Community Church. Her interests include gardening, travel and other activities.

Sue Peterson: new nominee

Sue Peterson and her family moved to Sauvie Island in the Spring of 1996 – just in time to see the flood waters receding.  My husband Bob and I raised our three children here and have loved being a part of this wonderful and unique community.  Over the last 20+ years, I have been involved as a tutor at the Sauvie Island School and working as a Teachers’ Aide at our Parish School in Portland. I have also served on our School Board and as a community representative for Multnomah County. Most recently, I have been busy working as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the court system. This has given me a lot of experience in collaborating with people with many different views and advocating for others.  I hope to serve on the SICA board to devote time to my home community that I love.

Megan Tedeschi: new nominee

Megan Tedeschi grew up in Southwest Portland and visited Sauvie Island many times growing up. My husband, 16 month old son, and I are new island residents, planting an orchard on our property on the corner of Gillihan and Reeder Roads. Before moving back to Oregon this past winter, we lived in Massachusetts where he operated a small vegetable farm. I have worked in nonprofit development for 10 years, and currently work remotely for The George Washington University. 

Michael Rubenstein: up for re-election

Many of you may know me as ‘Mr Carolyn’. My wife Carolyn recently retired after teaching at the Sauvie Island school for 37 years. We have lived on the island for 32 years.

I retired two years ago after 26 years in Kaiser Permanente’s insurance administration. During my career my focus was on patient access, rights and advocacy. During my last year at Kaiser I was the patient and staff liaison for resolving ACA Cover Oregon insurance and care access issues. In all those years, coming home from work each weekday and crossing the bridge onto the island reinforced how special it is to live here.

Retirement has allowed me to pursue volunteer paths which I hope help enhance the safety and quality of life here on the island.

I am currently a member of the Sauvie Island Fire District and got my Oregon Emergency Medical Responder license last year.

I am a member of the Multnomah County Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee. One of my goals is to enhance the safety of bicyclists and motorists on the island’s roadways.

Disaster planning for the island is a concern of mine. I believe that SICA can play a key role in planning and implementing solutions for potential disasters.

On Tuesdays you may see me and the other ‘Ivy Warriors’ clearing invasive plants at the school, Wapato and other island locations.

Kathryn Hathaway: up for re-election

I have lived on the island since 1991 on the Merrybell site. I am one of the people behind the website updates for SICA. My life has been enriched here on the island by my love of birds and native plants and the people I have met through SICA meetings and events.

Kari Egger: up for re-election

I have been an island resident for 29 years. My husband, Bob Egger, was born and raised on this island and attended Sauvie Island School as a child. Together we have owned and operated The Pumpkin Patch for 26 years. Our two children, Jade, age 25, and Colton, age 21, also work in our family business. 

I have served on the SICA board the last two years and previously served on the Sauvie Island Business Association and on the Sauvie Island Bridge Committee. I also enjoyed serving on my children’s school board for 8 years and was chair of the Education Committee. I currently serve on the Multnomah Land Use Planning Board as a commissioner. 

 Our children attended Sauvie Island School; we have attended Sauvie Island church, Bob is on the Drainage district board, and our son now volunteers for the Sauvie Island Fire Department when home from college. 

I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve our community once again with SICA.

Dear SICA Members & Neighbors:

The Sauvie Island Community Association (SICA)  is seeking interested members wishing to volunteer their  time as a Board member and contribute to the livability and vitality of our island home.

SICA is recognized by the County as the neighborhood association  representing the broad interests and opinions of our community.

Time commitments are minimal and can accommodate busy lives; however regular attendance at  meetings is required.

Throughout the year SICA hosts three community events: the Annual Spring meeting, providing volunteers for the 4th of July Flat Half Flat, and hosting the Annual Island picnic in August or September. 

The Association also has standing committees that deal a variety of topics.

If you are interested please send an email to presidentsauvieislandca@gmail.com.

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