COMMUNITY

I have served on many boards over the years. These are the ones I'm currently active with.

People's Bank

When we put people first, families grow stronger, businesses thrive, and our communities flourish.

Established in 1998 in Medford, Oregon, People’s Bank of Commerce was formed to provide a community business bank for the southern Oregon area. During the past 24 years, People’s Bank has grown its community banking footprint to Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, and Klamath Falls. In early 2021, the bank expanded into the Willamette Valley with the merger of Willamette Community Bank, adding branches in Lebanon, Albany and Salem.    Learn More

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a regionally-engaged learning community committed to being the educational provider of choice for learners throughout their lives. We are a liberal arts university focused on the success of our students; promoting intellectual growth, continuous improvement, excellence, innovation, and creativity.

Northwest Telecommunications Association

The Northwest Telecommunications Association serves to unify, promote, support and assist the Telecommunication Providers in the Pacific Northwest.

Rogue Valley Manor

In 1955, an ecumenical community group of Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians came together to address the need for providing care for the seniors of southern Oregon. Their discussion led to the formation of a not-for-profit organization, which purchased 16 acres in Medford and built the original 10-story Rogue Valley Manor building. Since opening its doors in 1961, the Manor has grown in size and scope. Its expansive campus is now home to nearly 1,000 residents and has been serving seniors for 60 years.

Southern Oregon Historical Society

The Southern Oregon Historical Society brings history alive by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts of our region’s past. Through its interpretive programs, collections, and publications, the Society strives to educate the public and generate an appreciation of regional history for present and future generations.

Talent Maker City

Talent Maker City is an inclusive, maker space nonprofit organization working to build a more connected and prosperous community through hands-on creativity and STEAM-based learning.

Our goal is to create a positive, safe, inclusive, and welcoming maker space for all. We provide workshops, community events, educational programming, and small business support that brings the community together to create, collaborate, and connect. We believe that diversity drives innovation and creativity so we are building a culture where every maker is valued for their unique contributions. Learn More

Oregon Connections
Telecommunications Conference

The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference draws attendees from all regions of the state to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications.

The theme for this year is Oregon Connections: Navigating the Funding Flood. The 2022 conference presenters and attendees will explore how Oregon can leverage the current historic and extraordinary funding programs available to meet the broadband needs of its local communities and to close the Digital Divide.
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I have served on many boards over the years. These are the ones I'm currently active with.

When we put people first, families grow stronger, businesses thrive, and our communities flourish.
Established in 1998 in Medford, Oregon, People’s Bank of Commerce was formed to provide a community business bank for the southern Oregon area. During the past 24 years, People’s Bank has grown its community banking footprint to Ashland, Central Point, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, and Klamath Falls. In early 2021, the bank expanded into the Willamette Valley with the merger of Willamette Community Bank, adding branches in Lebanon, Albany and Salem.    Learn More
Southern Oregon University is a regionally-engaged learning community committed to being the educational provider of choice for learners throughout their lives. We are a liberal arts university focused on the success of our students; promoting intellectual growth, continuous improvement, excellence, innovation, and creativity.
The Northwest Telecommunications Association serves to unify, promote, support and assist the Telecommunication Providers in the Pacific Northwest.
In 1955, an ecumenical community group of Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians came together to address the need for providing care for the seniors of southern Oregon. Their discussion led to the formation of a not-for-profit organization, which purchased 16 acres in Medford and built the original 10-story Rogue Valley Manor building. Since opening its doors in 1961, the Manor has grown in size and scope. Its expansive campus is now home to nearly 1,000 residents and has been serving seniors for 60 years.
The Southern Oregon Historical Society brings history alive by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts of our region’s past. Through its interpretive programs, collections, and publications, the Society strives to educate the public and generate an appreciation of regional history for present and future generations.

We acknowledge that Talent Maker City is located on the ancestral homelands of the Shasta and Takelma peoples who lived here for millennia. Members of these Tribes were the original “makers'' here in Southern Oregon, engineering and designing the very first tools from obsidian and rock, weaving baskets from willows, and utilizing sugar pine logs to construct canoes for transport.

Between 1851 and 1856 they were forcefully displaced. Today, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians identify their members as living descendants of the Takelma and Shasta peoples of this area. Learn More

The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference draws attendees from all regions of the state to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications.

The theme for this year is Oregon Connections: Navigating the Funding Flood. The 2022 conference presenters and attendees will explore how Oregon can leverage the current historic and extraordinary funding programs available to meet the broadband needs of its local communities and to close the Digital Divide.
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Jim Teece & Dena Matthews Foundation

The Foundation makes charitable contributions in the areas of the arts, education, environment and health that will result in broad public benefit, primarily in Oregon.

Dena and I are excited to have created the Jim Teece & Dena Matthews Foundation. It’s a family foundation with our children also serving with us on the board. We have been giving back to the communities we serve for decades and we wanted to build a foundation so that our kids could learn where and why we give and hopefully continue our giving in perpetuity.

In 2021 the recipients of our donations and sponsorships are: (Some are through our companies)

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Committees I currently serve on.

Here are some of the boards I have had the honor to serve on in the past.

Ashland Independent Film Festival

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is generally two weeks in April of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."

Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7,000 film lovers gather at the Varsity, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world engage with audiences after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash and Awards Celebration.
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Asante Foundation

Established in 1973, the Foundation is committed to transforming the quality and scope of health care in Southern Oregon.

Asante Foundation works in partnership with the community to meet the growing needs of the region. Through fundraising, community engagement and events, we raise awareness, and most importantly, funds.

Community involvement is crucial, not only for enhancing local health care, but also for creating a critical health infrastructure to support a healthy, thriving community for years to come.
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Ashland Chamber of Commerce

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce has been in existence for over one hundred years. Through the years it has taken a strong leadership role in helping the business community prosper and remains committed to bettering the entire community.

Business educational workshops, collaboration and partnership with the City and community organizations, development and coordination of the key community events such as the Ashland 4th of July Celebration and the Holiday Festival of Light enhance community togetherness and engender a spirit of small town life.
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The Expo

We are Southern Oregon's largest event center located in Central Point, Oregon, only minutes from the Rogue Valley International Airport, at the crossroads of Interstate 5, (exit 33) and Pine Street.

The Expo can host any event imaginable, from trade-shows, to dog shows. We want to help you cross the road to a perfect event of any size! With seven buildings and over 180,000 ft of space, our assets can be used in many ways. We welcome inquiries and would be happy to show you how the Expo can help you host your next event.
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Jefferson Public Radio

JPR feeds the human intellectual and creative spirit of Southern Oregon and Northern California communities striving to build a diverse, tolerant community of informed, globally-aware citizens through fact-based journalism and programs that stimulate civic discourse, inspire community engagement, celebrate music and foster the art of storytelling.
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Software Association of Oregon

The largest professional software association in the Northwest, the SAO is comprised of over 350 companies in Oregon and SW Washington

Here are some of the boards I have had the honor to serve on in the past.

Established in 1973, the Foundation is committed to transforming the quality and scope of health care in Southern Oregon.

Asante Foundation works in partnership with the community to meet the growing needs of the region. Through fundraising, community engagement and events, we raise awareness, and most importantly, funds.

Community involvement is crucial, not only for enhancing local health care, but also for creating a critical health infrastructure to support a healthy, thriving community for years to come.
Learn More

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is generally two weeks in April of the highest quality independent film in this historic town the Washington Post called "a dream you'll never want to leave."

Every Spring, Southern Oregon is buzzing with the excitement of the AIFF.  Over 7,000 film lovers gather at the Varsity, the Historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to watch over 100 documentary, feature, and short films in five days. Filmmakers from around the world engage with audiences after each screening and at festival events such as Opening Night Bash and Awards Celebration.
Learn More

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce has been in existence for over one hundred years. Through the years it has taken a strong leadership role in helping the business community prosper and remains committed to bettering the entire community.

Business educational workshops, collaboration and partnership with the City and community organizations, development and coordination of the key community events such as the Ashland 4th of July Celebration and the Holiday Festival of Light enhance community togetherness and engender a spirit of small town life.
Learn More

We are Southern Oregon's largest event center located in Central Point, Oregon, only minutes from the Rogue Valley International Airport, at the crossroads of Interstate 5, (exit 33) and Pine Street.

The Expo can host any event imaginable, from trade-shows, to dog shows. We want to help you cross the road to a perfect event of any size! With seven buildings and over 180,000 ft of space, our assets can be used in many ways. We welcome inquiries and would be happy to show you how the Expo can help you host your next event.
Learn More

JPR feeds the human intellectual and creative spirit of Southern Oregon and Northern California communities striving to build a diverse, tolerant community of informed, globally-aware citizens through fact-based journalism and programs that stimulate civic discourse, inspire community engagement, celebrate music and foster the art of storytelling.
Learn More

Software Association of Oregon

The largest professional software association in the Northwest, the SAO is comprised of over 350 companies in Oregon and SW Washington

Jim Teece & Dena Matthews Foundation | An Oregon Non-Profit
Foundation | Founded 2021 | EIN: 87-4089029