About Us

We are the business association for people who create across media. We help people connect to their community to help build careers, and we shape public policy to that end.

Meet OMPA

We support and shape a thriving, diverse, and ever-expanding industry for creators across media, and throughout Oregon. Creators welcome.

SHAPE POLICY

We are the collective voice of the creative industry at the city, county and state levels. We work to secure policies that create jobs, equity and economic growth in Oregon’s creative industries.

GROW COMMUNITY

We bring together Oregon’s creators to help them expand their professional networks and discover new opportunities at every stage of their careers.

DEVELOP CAREERS

We are the source of business and career resources that provides access, opportunity and empowerment and assures that our community continues to grow in both expertise and diversity.

SUPPORT THE WORKFORCE

We work to ensure access and empowerment, and create opportunity. We address underlying determinants of success to create a robust, diverse network of creators.

RECONSTRUCT CULTURE

We seek to challenge the status quo of the media production industry. In order to create a culture of inclusion and innovation, OMPA must foster change by confronting its past.

ENGAGE THE ECOSYSTEM

We work to ensure we deeply understands and serve the needs of the community, through continuous engagement with all elements within the industry ecosystem

GROW THE ORG

We seek to grow the organization, increasing our revenue and reach, so that we can successfully achieve our mission.

Board + Staff

OMPA is led by a dedicated, mostly volunteer, team who are committed to creating a vibrant, thriving creative community here in Oregon.

Board members are nominated and elected by our members for two year terms. Elections are held annually at the end of the year. Nominate yourself or others anytime at nominations@ompa.org.

Ex Officio Board Members are non-voting positions appointed by the board for a one-year term to provide valuable perspective that is needed on the board.

OMPA has a small but mighty staff working every day to support you!

Committees

OMPA's Committees are crucial community-led entities that influence as well as carry out the work of the organization. If you want to get involved, have an impact and work with a great group of people, committees are where it's at.

The Executive Committee (EC) oversees strategic vision as well as resource allocation for the organization. The EC is elected by the board of directors annually. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

Meet our committee chair(s) below!

Create a vision for the Showcase, oversee award program and lead execution. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

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Works in partnership with Content Creator and all committees to develop an Editorial Calendar and inform resources, events, stories and spotlights. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

We are currently seeking a committee chair! Is that you? We'd love to hear from you.

Works in partnership with Membership Coordinator on efforts to recruit and retain members. Oversees the Accessible Membership Program and the Directory/Vetting process. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

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A group that meets, discusses and advocates for shared interests of regional members of our community. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

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Cultivates new board members. Oversees nominations and elections process to ensure inclusivity and integrity. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

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OMPA's Government Affairs Committee works with the community to establish and advance the public policy priorities for the organization. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

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Connects with all potential volunteers to find a good place for their skills and passion. If you have questions or want to join this committee, please reach out.

Meet our committee chair(s) below!

Gabriel Lawler

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors play a critical role in expanding our ability to shape policy, grow community and develop the local industry. We are so grateful for that they recognize and support this important work.

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