Meet Tina, Our New Board Member

By Joshua Baker

We are very excited to introduce our new board member, Tina Brooks! Our board members make a monumental difference in helping us continue to create positive change in the Lloyd so we are extremely grateful for all they do and are always thrilled to welcome new members to the team! 

Tina Brooks works in customer solutions supporting community engagement relations at Pacific Power. Tina was born and raised in Portland Oregon and has worked in the Lloyd area for most of her career. In her 22 years of working in the utility industry, she has developed a passion to empower communities internally and externally through beneficial education, resources, and partnerships that develop sustainable economic models while advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

We asked Tina some questions to allow us and our community to get to know her a little better:

Why did you join the Lloyd EcoDistrict Board?

Lloyd EcoDistrict was introduced to me through one of my friends and colleagues. I appreciate Lloyd EcoDistrict’s efforts to achieve community relations and sustainability. My passion is  aligned with the same goals which compelled me to be part of a rising organization.

What is your favorite spot in Lloyd? Why that spot?

 I would say the Rose Quarter/Moda Center. of course! It hosts so many events such as Cirque Du Soleil, Disney on Ice, concerts, oh and did I mention the Blazers?! I also love that it is the starting point for our Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade.

What is your favorite place to get food in the Lloyd and why?

Sushi Ohana – best sushi in town! Well at least I believe so. It was the first place I ever had sushi and I instantly fell in love, so I found no other reason to look for a better spot for sushi.

What is something you’d like to see happen in the Lloyd over the next couple of years?

I would like to see an increase of community events and a decrease of criminal activities.

Do you have a personal sustainability/resiliency goal or project for the year? (for example, commute by bike more, create an emergency preparedness kit, etc.)

I would like to use more natural products and increase my fitness activities (such as walking). 

What does your ideal day look like?

An ideal day for me would be a snow day with  family, food and board games!

Favorite book/movie/tv show – what are you watching right now?

Any movie with Gabrielle Union or Meryl Streep (I’m currently watching Queen’s Gambit). 

Thanks so much for helping us get to know you a bit, Tina and welcome to the team! We’re very excited to have you join the board!