James Macomber served in Portland, Oregon in the 1980s.

Alumni story
James Macomber Portland

I was working with Clackamas County Social Services, as the disability project manager. We networked with other organizations who served the disabled. We put out a monthly newsletter trying to coordinate what little resources we had. In the late 80's we were instrumental in having curb cuts installed at all the major intersections in downtown Oregon City. We also worked with the spinal cord assoc. as they published an accessible guide to Portland’s restaurants and theaters. One of the fullest years of my life was spent as a VISTA. I have never regretted a single minute of that time. 

You get back from life what you put into life. Now I run a little non-profit 501 c3 LP FM radio station in Fossil Oregon. I teach hunters education for ODFW, and volunteer with our local 4-H. I also spent six years as a little league baseball coach. Volunteering is something that becomes a life style. Being of service to others is a wonderful way to spend a life. It teaches by example not just words.

Decade: 1980s