Debbie Pedro works for the Columbia Development Authority located at the Port of Morrow. She is involved primarily in Economic Development. Debbie served 14 years as the Executive Director for the Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, as well as in other capacities at the Hermiston Chamber for over 19 years.
Debbie attended George Fox University and graduated from Western Association of Chamber Executives.
Debbie is past President for the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Region 12 Workforce Investment Board, the City of Hermiston Business Advisory Committee, Hermiston Altrusa Club, Hermiston Leadership Alumni. Debbie received Hermiston Woman of the Year for 2016. She served on the Port of Umatilla Budget Committee, as well as one of the Founding Members of the Eastern Oregon Women's Coalition.
She has also been instrumental in starting and participating in various
philanthropic projects for the past 30 years. Debbie has served on the Festival of Trees Committee, American Cancer Society Relay for Life Board, Hermiston Little League Board, past Chairperson of the Hermiston High School Parent Teacher Group and past Foundation President of Hermiston Altrusa.
Debbie and her husband Ed have operated a custom farming business in the Hermiston area for over 25 years and previously operated Aerial Perspectives, an aerial photography business. Debbie was a former business owner of a Home Decor store in Hermiston.