Elona Wilson is CCC’s Advocacy Director. Through her professional and community-based work, Elona has built a wealth of experience in community organizing, engagement and leadership development, policy and legislative agenda-setting, partner and coalition management, and outreach and communications. Elona comes to CCC from Stand for Children, where she helped pass the historic Student Success Act and ensure full funding to implement Measure 98 for 9th grade on-track support, career and technical education and dual-credit opportunities. Experienced in electoral campaigns, including ballot measures and candidate endorsements, Elona has also emerged as a leader in the Reimagine Oregon project, working with Black leaders from diverse organizations, including CCC and many of our members and partners. Elona grew up in Portland and graduated from Pacific University with a degree in early education and is dedicated to ensuring that equity becomes the pillar that holds up our communities here in Oregon.