What’s up with OZ (Opportunity Zones)?

In 2018, the U.S. Treasury encouraged long-term investments through opportunity zones throughout the country. There are many zones in Oregon, including some located right here in Oregon City. This event tells you more information about opportunity zones and about how they can benefit you!


Ian Galloway
Director of the Center for Community Development Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Ian Galloway is the Director of the Center for Community Development Investments and the Oregon Community Development Regional Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Ian researches and presents regularly on a variety of community development topics including crowdfunding, investment tax credits, the social determinants of health, impact investing, Opportunity Zones, and Pay for Success (social impact bonds). He recently co-edited the book What Matters: Investing in Results to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities, which explores outcomes-based funding and contracting in the social sector. Before joining the Federal Reserve, Ian developed a job training social enterprise for the Portland, Oregon, homeless youth agency Outside In. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Colgate University.

Stephen Brooks, JD, LLM
Director, Oregon Opportunity Zones Initiative
Principal, Pilot Management Resources, LLC

Stephen currently serves as Director for the Oregon Opportunity Zones Initiative. Developed with the support of the Meyer Memorial Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and Business Oregon, the Initiative provides an actively managed clearinghouse that links investment-ready projects in rural and underserved communities to local and national capital markets.
Through Pilot Management Resources, Mr. Brooks provides finance, planning, and development consulting services for municipalities, businesses, and non-profits. Stephen has over 25 years’ experience with tax credit and structured finance, strategic planning, operations management, and non-profit consulting.
Mr. Brooks graduated from the University of Oregon in 1986, received his law degree from Gonzaga Law School in 1988, and received an LL.M. in Taxation from the NYU School of Law in 1990.

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