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We are Multnomah County

More than 5,600 Multnomah County employees work daily to prevent diseases, help seniors, open libraries, repair bridges and roads, inspect restaurants, enforce the law and operate the jails. They help citizens vote, obtain marriage licenses, find lost pets. They offer after-school programs and immunizations for children. Meet some employees, and learn what they do, in their own words.

We are Multnomah County: Archivist

What do death records from the 1890s, original 1915 plans for the Vista House and mug shots from the 1930s all have in common? They are pieces of local history maintained by our Department of County Assets' Records Division.  

Follow along with county Archivist Terry Baxter as we dive into the county archives in the latest edition of "We are Multnomah County."  
 

Multnomah County Commissioners Swearing-in - January 3. 2017  

On January 3, 2017 Commissioners Sharon Meieran, Jessica Vega Pederson and Lori Stegmann were sworn-in to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. 

Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program: Carole

 Learn how one local woman was able to turn her life around thanks to her Multnomah County Parole & Probation Officer and the Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program.

Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program: Michael 

Facing felony charges, Michael was ready to give up on himself. Until he heard about the Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program. 

"That's one thing this program gave me. It gave me the opportunity to believe in myself," says Michael. "I had people that were supporting me. To have that support is overwhelming."

We are Multnomah County: Sign Fabricator 

In this edition of "We are Multnomah County" meet the county's sign fabricator Tyler Kunter. Tyler works for the county's Transportation Division in the Department of Community Services. He makes 2000 to 3000 signs a year to help the public find their destination and be safe.  In his work, he strives to make signs that every person can understand.

In addition to traffic signs, Tyler makes signs for county buildings and vehicles as well as signs for other governments. His work combines careful craftsmanship, a sense of good design and use of the latest technology.

A Home for Every Veteran 

Frank Sinatra tribute artist and formerly homeless veteran shares story of finding a home. Learn more about the "A Home for Every Veteran" initiative.  

The SaulPaul Experience 

Rapper-Songwriter SaulPaul visits the Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center to perform and inspire with his experiences in and outside of prison. 
 

Building community: Multnomah County's Bienestar de la Familia program 

From support groups, to Zumba, to housing help - Multnomah County’s Bienestar de la Familia program works to promote the well-being of families in our community. 

Inside Multnomah County Elections

This video showcases the immense preparation and hard work involved in primary and general elections. From ballot and voter pamphlet preparation to sorting, verifying and counting ballots, this video captures the crucial services Multnomah County Elections provides during the height of the election season. 

We Are Multnomah County - Water Resources Specialist 

Meet the Department of Community Services water resources specialist Roy Iwai. Roy coordinates the county's response to clean water regulations. He helps county staff protect local streams and rivers from storm water that drains from county roads and bridges. 

Learn how Roy has documented migratory fish and other aquatic species living in county streams, demonstrating the importance of protecting and expanding their habitat.
 

We are Multnomah County - Public Health Vector Specialist

Meet Public Health Vector Specialist Chris Roberts of the Multnomah County Health Department. Rodent control is Chris' specialty and every year he visits about 1,000 homes in Multnomah County to assess potential rat problems.

In this video, follow along with Chris as he conducts a routine home inspection and informs a resident of the steps she can take to treat and prevent rats on her property. Visit the Pest Prevention and Control page for more tips on how to manage a rat problem: http://bit.ly/1zpkndF

We Are Multnomah County - Environmental Health Specialist 

From tapas to poutine, it's no secret that Portland is known for its foodie culture. In this installment of "We are Multnomah County" get a behind-the-scenes look at the county's role in ensuring the safety of the food at your favorite restaurants.  

Today, you'll meet the Multnomah County Health Department's Michael McLuckie as he walks through the process of inspecting a restaurant kitchen in Southwest Portland. Multnomah County is responsible for inspecting the nearly 4,000 restaurants and food carts in our region.

Vows at Multnomah County 

Thousands of people come to Multnomah County each year to file for marriage or domestic partnership licenses. While many people may know that the county's Division of Record, Assessment and Taxation collects property taxes, issues passports and is a source of more than 150 years of recorded documents and public records, the office is also in the business of love. Here are the stories of the couples who make a stop at the county before their big days.