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MAIA HARDY

Community & economic developer


maiahardy.com | online portfolio
734-748-6407
maiafhardy@gmail.com

E XPE RIE NC E
Community & Economic
Development Coordinator
City of Creswell, Oregon | 9/2014- Current
Manage Economic Development programming including industrial
site redevelopment, business retention and expansion efforts, and
coordination with Chamber of Commerce. Grant writing and
project management for community and economic development
activities. Provide assistance to community organizations on project
and fund development. Assist with public engagement and outreach
for various City projects.

Community Relations & Market Manager


My Brothers Farm | 7/2014- Current
Build connections with potential consumers and partners for selling
farm products. Identify and sell in local farmers markets. Facilitate
annual farm business planning. Manage branding and marketing
efforts including: web-design, logo creation, and all print materials.
Assist farmers with infrastructure projects and act as farm hand.

Founder

E D U CATI ON

B.S. Urban & Regional Planning


Eastern Michigan University | 12/2012
Magna Cum Laude; Certified Non Profit
Professional through the Non-Profit Leadership Alliance.

S k i lls
Soft Skills: Asset-Based Community Development,
Economic Development, Strategic Planning,
Entrepreneurship, Place-making, Marketing and Branding,
Community Visioning, Policy Development, Event
Planning, Brownfield Redevelopment, Creative Outreach
Strategies, Facilitation, Leadership Development.
Hard Skills: Grant Writing, Adobe Creative Suites
(CS5), Microsoft Office Applications, Geographic
Information Systems (GIS), Social Media Platforms
(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin), Website Design
(Square Space, Wordpress, Weebly).

Funding Oregon Over Dinner | 3/2014- 12/2014


Plan and manage monthly community dinners that provide microgrants to creative projects in Creswell and Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Promote community development through crowd-funding, resourcesharing, collaboration, and creativity. Raised $3,000 in grant
funding for community organizations and projects.

Assistant Planner
Multnomah County, Oregon | 9/2013-8/2014
Managed public involvement plan for Sauvie Island/Multnomah
Channel Rural Area Plan. Coordinated Community & Technical
Advisory Committees to develop policies that preserve the
agricultural nature of the island. Developed creative outreach
strategies to gain public input on policy direction. Facilitated
community visioning process with local elementary school students.

In th e commu n i ty
Volunteer of the Year

Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council| 9/2014- Current

Treasurer
Creswell First! Community Foundation | 9/2014- Current

In te r e sts
Growing things (farming/gardening), place-making, yoga,
hiking, kayaking, knitting, biking, cooking, metalsmithing,
nerdy urban planning projects, connecting with people &
our natural environment.

Creating strong communities through relationship building.