OCCUPATION: Portland City Auditor; Local Government Auditor since 1998
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Certified Internal Auditor; Certified Government Auditing Professional; 12 years experience leading audits of the City of Portland and Multnomah County governments; current Portland City Auditor; former Multnomah County Auditor
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Master of Public Administration, Hatfield School of Government, PSU
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Served as elected Portland City Auditor and elected Multnomah County Auditor
LAVONNE GRIFFIN-VALADE grew up in rural eastern Oregon and moved to the Portland area 31 years ago. She and her husband Tom live in northeast Portland; their four children attended area public schools.
LAVONNE GRIFFIN-VALADE changed how government does business!
- Pushed for stronger civilian oversight of Portland's police
- Improved management of large contracts to get more value from government contractors
- Launched fraud hotlines at Multnomah County and the City of Portland
- Ensured the fair and unbiased review of complaints about government programs and the Portland Police Bureau
- Saved millions through better managed, more transparent capital projects
- Found ways to stretch scarce health and human services dollars in Multnomah County
- Brought greater oversight to tax abatement programs
- Improved protections for vulnerable citizens
“LaVonne Griffin-Valade has shown herself to be a bold and principled leader who is willing to push hard for needed change in government.”
-- Jewel Lansing, former Portland City Auditor and Multnomah County Auditor
We live in a wonderful place, but m ore than ever, Portland needs an independent Auditor who answers directly to the public, provides a strong voice for government accountability, and works to ensure that limited tax dollars are spent wisely and well. I will continue to be that brand of Auditor for Portland. Thank you for your support!
LaVonne Griffin-Valade, Portland City Auditor
VOTE LAVONNE GRIFFIN-VALADE FOR BETTER GOVERNMENT AND A BETTER PORTLAND
(This information furnished by Friends of LaVonne Griffin-Valade)
The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.