Rural Community Builder Name: Melissa Freeman

Community: Oregon

Role: DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PROJECTS at OCF

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Strategic

Recognized by: Max Gimbel

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Melissa has tirelessly worked to gather resources and share them with communities to aid in their wildfire recovery. She is accessible, compassionate and a pleasure to work with. We are grateful she is doing this work in Oregon, particularly in support of rural communities that were most hard hit in the 2020 wildfires.