Board Members

Mid-Columbia Center for Living Board Members

    Joan Bird

    Sherman County Commissioner

    Joan Bird was appointed and sworn into office as Sherman County Commissioner in early 2019.

    Joan Bird has been a Sherman County resident since 1981. Her background includes serving as secretary to the Wasco County Judge and Court in the late 1970s and 28 years with the Sherman County Extension Service. She has been on the Grass Valley City Council since 2011.

        Leti Moretti

        Hood River County Commissioner

        Leti Moretti Leti Moretti is a newly elected Commissioner for Hood River County; She is the first Latinx commissioner for Hood River. She was born and raised in Hood River. Leti was the first in her family to finish high school and college. She played softball at College of the Siskiyous and transferred to the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received her BA in Psychology. Leti returned home in 2010 and currently manages training, development, and career pathways at One Community Health. She enjoys most local adventures with family and friends. She has a great family support system. Leti is experienced in a variety of population health projects and adapting those projects to the local community or organization. Leti has served on the Hood River Transportation District Board (aka Columbia Area Transit) for almost eight years. She led The Blue Zones Project – The Dalles, a is a community-led health and well-being initiative that works with people, places, and policy to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Leti was also a Juntos facilitator, working with Latinx families in the gorge designed to unify schools, families, and community efforts to prevent high school dropouts and promote student access to higher education through parental involvement. She also serves on the Columbia Historic River Highway Advisory Committee.

            Steve Kramer

            Wasco County Commissioner

            Steve is a fourth generation Wasco County resident. He owned and operated Kramer’s Market in Dufur for 20 years before moving on to work for and eventually manage Mel’s Sanitary Service in Tygh Valley. Steve was born in LaGrande, Oregon and graduated from Ontario High School. He attended Chemeketa Community College studying forestry until taking over the family business in 1980. Steve has been married to his wife Mary for over 30 years and they continue to reside in Dufur. They have two children, Grayson and Shelby. In his free time, Steve enjoys hunting, gardening, and riding his motorcycle.