Lori Stegmann, District 4 Commissioner
Prior to serving on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, she served six years on the Gresham City Council and served as City Council President in 2014. In 2016 she was elected into her first term as a Multnomah County Commissioner and represents District 4.
District 4 begins in East Portland at 148th Avenue and ends at the Hood River County line near the Bonneville Dam. District 4 encompasses East Portland and the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale and Wood Village, as well as the unincorporated areas of Corbett, Dodson, Latourell and Warrendale.
In her first term on the board, she has been a champion for underserved communities in East County addressing areas of housing stability, economic development and public safety. As board vice president in 2018, Commissioner Stegmann introduced resolutions to create an apprenticeship training fund and dedicate funding to supportive housing in Multnomah County. She leads regional efforts for a complete and accurate Census 2020 count and represents Multnomah County in a national cohort through the National Association of Counties and the Gates Foundation to develop local strategies for economic mobility.
Commissioner Stegmann serves as an appointed liaison to Governor Kate Brown’s Regional Solutions Board and 2020 Oregon Complete Count Committee. She represents the Multnomah County board on the Library Advisory Board, Greater Portland Inc., the East Metro Economic Alliance, the Association of Oregon Counties and the East Multnomah County Transportation Committee.
Rebecca Stavenjord, Chief of Staff
Rebecca is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. She grew up in rural Alaska and has lived in Oregon for two decades. In 2000, she began her work in local government with Clackamas County, focusing on program and policy development in the areas of juvenile justice, youth development, and community mobilization. She has worked for Multnomah County for ten years, specializing in education policy, public safety, and place-based economic mobility. While at Multnomah County, Rebecca has worked for the Commission on Children & Families, the Health Department, and the Office of Government Relations. When not in the office, Rebecca plays ice hockey, enjoys hiking and traveling. She and her family have a small urban farm with goats, chickens, and a swam of mason bees.
Nathan Clark, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Nathan grew up in Rockwood neighborhood in east Multnomah County and received his degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon. His portfolio focuses on land use, transportation, and housing. Nathan is often found in district at community meetings, events, or charity 5k runs. In his free time, he loves cooking, drinking wine and traveling with his wife Nyla. When not rock climbing, Nathan enjoys reading books by John Steinbeck and teaching new tricks to his dog, Bellatrix.
Layan Ammouri, Director of Planning and Policy
Layan graduated from Portland State University with a Masters Degree in Public Policy where she focused her education and research on equitable policy practices. She is a first generation Arab-American and speaks Arabic fluently. Her previous experience includes working with the Commission on Black Affairs and Department of Education to conduct a study on disproportionate discipline in Oregon school districts and its impact on the academic achievement of students of color. Layan has also taken on a diverse array of policy analysis and development projects. She is a strong advocate of racial, cultural, and economic justice. She is eager to use the skills she acquired from working in higher education and the political, and non-profit realms to execute and promote inclusive policy practices here at Multnomah County. When not working, you can find her perusing through local thrift stores, making jewelry or starting a new craft project.