Vanessa Bird

Community Relations Manager

Vanessa re-joined the Estuary Partnership in April 2012 after working for three years at the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah as Project Coordinator for the Behavioral Care Department. She previously worked for the Estuary Partnership for seven years on development and communications activities. She cultivates community and corporate partnerships, researches and writes grants, and oversees communications and events. One of her primary roles is helping expand the organization’s involvement with diverse communities. She also supports legislative activity on both the state and federal level. She has diversified funding with extensive expansion of grant applications and corporate donors. She also is expanding communications to increase broad community engagement through social media and other on-line platforms. Vanessa has extensive experience serving both the non-profit and tribal sectors. She has a B.S. in History with a minor in Native American Studies from Portland State University.