Deputy Director of Government Relations

Phone:  503-507-7786


Sarah LochnerSarah Lochner joined the County in June 2018 as the Deputy Director of Multnomah County Government Relations. Prior to the County, she served as the Government Relations Manager for the Oregon Health Authority where she focused on legislative and policy issues related to behavioral health, the Oregon State Hospital, and health analytics.

Sarah also spent two years in the Oregon Senate President’s office and six years working for a member of Congress. Both positions allowed her to work on a variety of issues from reproductive rights and the Affordable Care Act, to animal welfare and clean energy, and transportation -- to name a few.

When she’s not at work, Sarah enjoys hiking, tennis, travel, reading, and writing. She lives in southeast Portland with her partner, Travis, and their adorable rescue dog, Penny. Penny can be followed on Instagram at prettypennypdx.