Maria Rojo de Steffey

Maria’s extensive experience includes two terms as a Multnomah County Commissioner where, among many initiatives, she originated and co-chaired the County’s Vital Aging Task Force.  Her experience extends to management of contracting and management services. Maria has managed a staff of 500 with a 275 million dollar budget. She has developed and implemented public sector budgets and fiscal procedures. She has also been responsible for contract negotiation for rental/use of facilities and services including the Expo Center and Civic Stadium (now Providence Park). She has extensive media communication experience, management of event services, operations, sales and marketing.

As a private business owner, Maria was the President and Owner of ALMAR Contracting, LLC.  Her company was a state certified WBE/MBE business.  With over 20 employees and using subcontractors, the company renovated and repair multi-family housing apartment buildings.

Today, Maria serves as the Regional Director of EngAGE NW.  EngAGE takes a whole-person approach to community and creative, healthy living by providing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building and intergenerational programs to thousands of residents in affordable senior and multi-generational apartment communities.