Bernie bio edit

Bernie Bentson-Royal

Project Coordinator

(he/him)

As Project Coordinator, Bernie supports messaging development, project management, and a wide range of strategic communications initiatives. Bernie has a passion for community-service, he believes that community is a function of our combined strength and compassion—and to serve his community means centering these voices.

Bernie’s background is focused in community and economic development, he is driven to connect his community with opportunity. He has a talent for engaging in challenging discussions that require authentic and genuine conversation. As a Clark County native, he is proud to have worked in this community for over a decade, making human connections in the heart of his community.

Outside of work, Bernie enjoys traveling with his partner, playing board games with his family, and reading out loud to his plants.


"Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person as well as the recipient. It’s the way in we ourselves grow and develop."

— Dorothy Height

Education + Recognition

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs | Washington State University Vancouver

Community Involvement

  • StreamTeam Volunteer | Clark Public Utilities

  • Volunteer | Free Clinic of Southwest Washington

  • Advocate | Public Health

  • Advocate | Local Watersheds