SE Uplift announced that Leroy Eadie has been hired to fill the Executive Director role that was vacated when Molly Mayo left. He comes to the organization with over 25 years of progressive leadership and professional experience in local government. He received his B.A. Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University.

Before joining the team at SE Uplift, Eadie served as the City of Spokane Parks & Recreation Division Director. He also served as a City Planner in several roles for 14 years including a position as the City of Spokane Neighborhood Planning Manager.

Eadie is a member of Colville Confederated Tribes and is a US. Military Veteran that served in Operation Desert Storm. His extensive volunteer service includes sitting on the Boards of: the Eastern Washington University Foundation, Inland Empire American Planning Association and City of Spokane Managers and Professional Association.

He moved to Portland from Spokane to pursue his dream to create change in a larger city with diverse communities and to lead a nonprofit using his leadership abilities. He takes pride in being a dynamic executive leader who enjoys building strong relationships and trust with fellow employees, board members, organizations and neighborhoods.