Nafisa Fai is running for Washington County Commissioner, District 1. She is a small business owner and public health expert dedicated to improving the health and ...Read more
Nafisa Fai is running for Washington County Commissioner, District 1. She is a small business owner and public health expert dedicated to improving the health and strength of our region. A twenty-two year resident of Oregon, Nafisa has worked as a quality improvement specialist in county government and as a public health program manager for Upstream Public Health, a non-profit working on broad-based public health solutions. Inspired by her experience as a refugee, Nafisa also founded the Pan African Festival, where she unites Oregonians from all backgrounds to celebrate cultural, economic and social vitality and support emerging, small businesses.
As a commissioner, her top priority will be giving the community a voice and ensuring women and families have all of the options they need. She will be a champion for housing that is affordable for people at all income levels and transportation options so people can drive, ride, walk, and bike. Nafisa will work to foster a supportive environment to help create good jobs and local businesses and enact strong policies to protect the public’s health.
Nafisa is an active member of the community and was recently named to the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty List. She was appointed by Commissioner Dick Schouten to the Clean Water Services Advisory Commission and serves on the Board of the Washington County Museum. She is also a graduate of Emerge Oregon, a member of the Oregon Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee and serves on the Board of community-based dental services nonprofit Dental3.
She lives in Aloha with her husband and two children.