April Mills, Engineer, Tireless Change Agent
WE Local Portland Opening Keynote Speaker
Friday, April 6, 2018
During her 20-year career, April Mills has rebuilt diesel engines, maintained U.S. Navy nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, launched a consulting practice, and transformed a global tech giant’s approach to creating organizational change.
In 2016, April published her first book, Everyone is a Change Agent: A Guide to the Change Agent Essentials. Through her website and blog, April shares her passion for creating positive change, outlining ways anyone can drive change for themselves, their organization and their community.
As a working mother of four young children, April has even found time to volunteer in her community. She was recognized as a YWCA Woman of Achievement for expanding community access to quality child care and, in 2014, she led Bremerton Beyond Accessible Play to open Kitsap County, Washington’s first beyond accessible playground for children and adults of all abilities.
Learn more about WE Local Portland.
Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities with 10,000 acres of public parks, expansive public transportation and hundreds of miles of bike lanes. Portland is an important distribution center for importing and exporting, and it has a long history with the tech industry with over 1,200 companies currently operating in Portland. It’s a city you have to experience yourself, begin today.
In a city as green as Portland, there is always a great outdoor space to enjoy for the home gardener or avid hiker. Spend the afternoon at the International Rose Test Garden or spend the day hiking one of the beautiful trails just minutes from downtown Portland. You don't have to venture far from town to enjoy the great outdoors.
It's no surprise that WE Local chose Portland especially when it’s very hard to not eat local in Portland, and harder to resist all the amazing food. Make time to visit the well-known donut shop, Voodoo Donuts and check out the dozens of food trucks for some tasty, local treats!