Welcome to my website!
I am honored to represent the diverse constituents of District 1 on the Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners. As County Commissioner, I engage with community members to learn about and address issues that are important to them. I research and make policy to support the county's vision for a healthy, safe and sustainable community. My fellow commissioners and I also oversee the annual budget process, adopting a budget to support the most effective delivery of services and responsibly manage public resources.
Multnomah County provides essential services to the nearly 250,000 community members who don’t earn enough income to meet their basic needs. Services include mental health care, help for seniors and people with disabilities, support for survivors of domestic violence, housing for homeless families, and much more. The County also oversees emergency response coordination, public safety and corrections, river patrol, bridge maintenance, County assets, and infrastructure for unincorporated areas of the County.
As an emergency room doctor, community health advocate, and mother of two children in Portland Public Schools, I bring a unique perspective to the Multnomah County Commission and the services the County provides. In addition to the general work I will be doing as County Commissioner, I look forward to advancing my own specific priorities: addressing homelessness, addictions, and mental illness, and improving access to meaningful healthcare.
I invite you to explore this website, where you will find information about District 1 and the County as a whole, upcoming events and current news, as well as contact and biographical information for myself and my staff.
Your opinion and insight is extremely important to me! Please contact me (call, email, Facebook, Twitter – all information available on this site) with any thoughts, questions or concerns, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting my website and for the opportunity to serve as your District 1 Commissioner.