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Margaret S. Van Vliet's Biography

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In October 2011, Margaret Van Vliet was named Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services by Governor John Kitzhaber. Prior to joining state government, Ms. Van Vliet served as the first director of City of Portland's Housing Bureau, where her accomplishments include successfully merging two city agencies and broadly engaging the community in the development of a new strategic direction for city housing efforts.

A fourth generation Oregonian, Margaret grew up in Bend and graduated from Linfield College. She began her career in banking, advancing to the position of Vice President of Community Development Lending and then assuming leadership of Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, the non-profit bank consortium that specializes in affordable housing finance. Her resume also encompasses service on non-profit boards and commissions, a policy post in the governor's office, and several years as deputy executive director and chief operating officer of Oregon's largest public housing authority. Ms. Van Vliet's continuing education includes certificates from two executive education programs of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government: Achieving Excellence, (run jointly with NeighborWorks America) and Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

Ms. Van Vliet lives in Portland with her husband, Bill, and their two children.

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