Monte Akers was raised in Pasco, Washington, a small railroad and farm community located in eastern Washington. Monte spent his childhood summers working the local farms. Monte attended and graduated from the University of Washington where he earned a degree in Business Administration while majoring in Accounting.
Monte has spent his entire professional life working as a CPA with several firms and most recently retired from Portland General Electric after 15 years of service.
Monte has been involved in our community as a coach, mentor, activist and elected representative.
Monte served six years on the Hillsboro School Board where he led the effort to protect funding for the STEAM program. Monte’s efforts guaranteed students would have more access to science technology, engineering, arts and math. Many attribute Monte’s efforts as the reason Hillsboro schools have seen a 6% increase in graduation rates, exceeding the rest of the state.
Monte also served on the City of Hillsboro Budget and Audit Committees and the Washington County Consolidated Communication Agency Budget Committee.
In addition to Monte’s involvement on the school board he has served many groups and organizations including, Family Promise, Returning Veterans Project, Hillsboro Optimist Club, Glencoe Youth Football, high school football and lacrosse official.
Monte and his wife of 45 years have lived in Hillsboro for 40 years. The Akers have three children and six grandchildren including their youngest son who is on active duty with the Oregon National Guard.