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Sydney Duong Holmes Chairs Governance Committee for Word is Bond PDX

May 11, 2022

Larkins Vacura Kayser attorney Sydney Duong Holmes was recently appointed Chair of the Governance Committee for the Board of Directors at Word is Bond PDX (WIB), a regional nonprofit dedicated to rewriting the narrative between young Black men and law enforcement. As part of that mission, WIB serves young Black men ages 16-21 in the Portland metro area by providing paid internships, leadership development, and opportunities to redefine community safety through critical dialogue with local officials, public speaking, and storytelling. With the help of Governance Committee members Andrew Campbell, a development consultant at Multnomah County Health Department, and Keith Wilson, President and CEO of TITAN Freight Systems, as well as community member Geoffrey Ivaska, an attorney specializing in corporate agreements, Holmes led the effort to revamp WIB’s system of corporate governance, drafting new corporate bylaws, amending its articles of incorporation, and implementing conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.