Jim Labbe

Jim was born and grew up in Oregon and studied History at Reed College and geography at Portland State University. His work in both rural and urban portions Oregon has focused on community-based natural resource conservation and planning. He has worked for Applegate Partnership and the Audubon Society of Portland. His research interests and professional publications span history, earth sciences, regionalism, and conservation. He authored a Winter 2019 article in the OHQ entitled "The Colored Brother’s Few Defenders: Oregon Abolitionists and their Followers." Jim currently works for Participatory Budgeting Oregon and lives in North Portland with his wife and daughter.