About ELO

Founded in 2009, Emerging Leaders for Oregon is a statewide non-profit group of young, professional, civic-minded and energetic leaders who have come together to work for a different and better kind of Oregon. 

Our mission is to inform, inspire, and equip Oregon's emerging generation of leaders to engage with their communities. 

We are Republicans, Democrats, Independents and non-affiliated. We are urban professionals and future farmers, college students and work-a-day individuals. Most of us range in age from 18 to 39. We are homegrown Oregonians and we are recent transplants. We all care deeply about Oregon’s future and the prosperity of her people. We can do better. We must do better. We are committed to helping form new leaders who will do better - for all Oregonians.

Board Members


Pacific Seafood


George Fox University