OCCUPATION: Artist and cooperative member, Talisman Gallery.
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Communications Director, City of Portland, Office of Management & Finance, Parks & Recreation, Bureau of Planning, Office of Transportation, Office of Emergency Management, 1989-2009; Communications Director, Oregon Economic Development, and Transportation, 1985-1989 ; Marketing Director, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1982-1985
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Portland State University, B.S.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Several support positions for a variety of city initiatives.
Not only was I was born and raised in Portland , I remained in Oregon earning my degree, working as a public servant, and raising my son. I have watched Portland go through hard times and good times. My reasons for running are the following:
GETTING PORTLAND BACK TO WORK
Portland needs a diverse and encompassing strategy targeting a variety of new business and industry looking for growth opportunities. We must make it easier to do business in Portland and work in partnership to expand and retain existing businesses.
FOCUS ON THE DELIVERY OF MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Fiscal accountability and results-driven efforts are the benchmarks the citizens of Portland deserve. I intend to focus on meeting the City's core responsibilities.
CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCY
“On our next City Council, we need Commissioners who truly possess cultural awareness and competency. We need Mary Volm.”
– President of Chinese American Citizens Alliance Stephen Ying
PRESERVING AND PROTECTING PORTLAND
Sustainability, green industries, climate change: I have worked on these issues for more than 20 years. There are many tangible things the City can do to improve our environment. I will modify City Code, making sustainable housing and building affordable improvements for residents and businesses.
24 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE
I have been a public servant for 24 years. I understand the City, its finances, the municipal services it delivers, and the challenges we face. I am the one who will get things done.
(This information furnished by Mary Volm for Portland)
The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.