Spotlight on Ashley Csaszar, Community Relations at The Springs at Carman Oaks, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Ashley is part of The Springs at Carman Oaks unstoppable marketing duo. In her community relations role for us, a part of Ashley’s job duties include acting as liaison to the city of Lake Oswego – including the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (LOACC), library, farmer’s market and music in the park program. In this capacity, she has helped to organize and host several fundraisers for the LOACC including the highly successful Beer, Brats & Bingo event, which raised $7,000 for the Meals on Wheels program! She has taken refreshments to the library and stayed to host monthly First Tuesday Music, and also the Third Tuesday Author Series. As a sponsor of the upcoming Lakewood Center Arts Festival, Ashley will represent the Springs at Carman Oaks and present a blue ribbon winner! Ashley also serves on the board of Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels. And her most recent accomplishment has been to graduate from “Leadership Lake Oswego,” a premier education program through the Chamber of Commerce.
Leadership LO requires a 2-year commitment with the Chamber of Commerce that focuses on personal and professional growth. Thirty participants are accepted into the class each year. The first year is spent deepening connections to the community and city businesses. In this capacity, Ashley has volunteered time in endeavors such as The Village Flower Baskets. Those beautiful baskets you see hanging throughout the city are funded exclusively through donations gathered by the Chamber of Commerce – to a tune of $90,000 annually. Ashley has been part of the volunteer group that raises this money and uses it to purchase and maintain the flower baskets. Ashley has even been part of the team to hang the baskets at 5am on the first day of the season! The second year of Leadership requires Ashley to help educate next year’s participants, something Ashley will no doubt be very good at.
We are so proud of Ashley for this accomplishment, however, her good works go beyond Leadership graduation. Ashley has three children, ages 16, 13 and 9, and together they volunteer for the National Charity League, logging over 100 hours in city-based works such as helping to set up the farmer’s market, and hosting the Lake Oswego Rotary Lobster Feed. She is truly a model citizen, and is raising her children to be the next generation of civic-minded leaders!