Brady was an executive with Nature's and a co-founder of New Seasons and the Chinook Book. She's long been a civic activist, serving as a vice president of Ecotrust and the vice chair of the Oregon Health Board, and on the boards of the Oregon Business Association, Zenger Farms, and more.
From her statement:
I know I can bring that leadership to Portland – I’ve done it before in the private sector, in non-profits, and in public policy. For over twenty-five years I’ve been helping to create new services, new industries, and new opportunities that make our community better - all within a budget and all while maintaining my values.
Those themes also appeared in a column two weeks ago by the O's Steve Duin:
"You can have the greenest vision of a sustainable world," Brady said, "but if you don't manage your costs, stay within your budget and plan for your future, you can't build your dream.
"We need to contain costs. Anyone who sits on a board with me knows those are the first words out of my mouth."
Her website is EileenForMayor.com.
What do you think?