Nafisa Fai

Nafisa Fai, Washington County Commissioner - District 1

Nafisa Fai was elected to the Washington County Commission to represent District 1, the communities of Aloha, Beaverton and Cooper Mountain, in November 2020.

A refugee from Somalia, Nafisa has lived in Oregon for over 22 years. She lives in Aloha with her husband and three children.  She has spent the majority of her career working in public health, first at the American Red Cross and then through roles in county government and at a statewide nonprofit leading chronic disease prevention programs. In addition to her work in public health, Nafisa owns a small business based in Beaverton. Through her business, she founded the Pan African Festival, where she unites Oregonians from all backgrounds to celebrate cultural, economic and social vitality and support for emerging, small businesses.

Community Involvement
  • Recently named to the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty List
  • Serves on the Board of the Five Oaks Museum (formerly Washington County Museum).
  • Serves as a member of the Oregon Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee
  • Serves on the Board of community-based dental services nonprofit Dental3. 

January 2021 to December 2024

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Washington County, Oregon, Commissioner District 1

Representing Urban Area to the East

District 1 includes much of Beaverton, Aloha, Cooper Mountain and Reedville.

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