About Commissioner Jayapal

Susheela Jayapal has proudly served as your District 2 Multnomah County Commissioner since January, 2019. She was born in India, and came to the United States when she was 16, to go to college. An Oregonian since 1994, Susheela has lived in Northeast Portland for over 25 years, and is the mother of two Grant High School graduates. Susheela is a lawyer, whose last legal job was as General Counsel for adidas America; and has also spent two decades as a volunteer community leader/advocate for a number of different community-based organizations.  

Susheela’s diverse experiences prepared her for the multifaceted role of a County Commissioner.  As a commissioner she, along with other commissioners, oversees the annual budget process to ensure that public resources are distributed in an equitable, sustainable, and compassionate manner.

Learn more about Commissioner Jayapal and her staff. 

The Commissioner’s committee responsibilities include the following: 

  • Chair, Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative

  • Co-Chair, Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Advisory Council

  • Co-Chair, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

  • Liaison and Executive Committee Member, Worksystems Workforce Development Board

  • Liaison, Metro Policy Advisory Committee

  • Member, Metro Supportive Housing Services Measure Oversight Committee

  • Chair, Joint Task Force on Supporting Business in Reducing Diesel Emissions (2020)

Contact Us: district2@multco.us or 503-988-5219

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