More than 4,500 Multnomah County employees work daily to prevent diseases, help seniors, open libraries, plan and maintain roads, repair bridges, inspect restaurants, enforce the law and operate the jails.
They help citizens vote, provide mental health services and find lost pets. They offer after-school programs, help at-risk youth and give immunizations to children. Meet some employees, and learn what they do, in their own words.
Read their stories
"We are Multnomah County" is a project that showcases some of the employees and residents of in Oregon's most populous county. They are mothers, fathers, travelers, musicians, writers, comedians, artists and much more. They advocate for strong communities and they care. These are their stories.