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Commissioner Carmen Rubio, Portland

Her Own Wings

Release Date: 04/03/2024

Re-Broadcast: Councilor Carol MacInnes, Fossil show art Re-Broadcast: Councilor Carol MacInnes, Fossil

Her Own Wings

Carol has served the City of Fossil as mayor for 8 years and now as councilor for one year. Engaged in community volunteer service for over 30 years, EMT-I for the ambulance, Reserve Deputy for the Sheriff's Office, and Victim Advocate for the county. Councilor MacInnes received the 2023 James C. Richards Award from the League of Oregon Cities for her service.

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Re-Broadcast: Councilor Beach Pace, Hillsboro show art Re-Broadcast: Councilor Beach Pace, Hillsboro

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Beach Pace has spent her career building strong, efficient teams and collaboratively overcoming challenges to serve the community she loves. First elected to Hillsboro City Council in 2018, Beach is currently serving her second term as City Councilor. As Councilor, she has championed diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), affordable housing, transportation solutions, COVID-19 response, support of small businesses, expansion of job opportunities, and market rate housing. She also serves on the Budget Committee, the Transportation Committee, the 2035 Committee, the Westside Modal Improvements...

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Re-Broadcast: Councilor Dr. Ramycia McGhee, Albany show art Re-Broadcast: Councilor Dr. Ramycia McGhee, Albany

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Dr. Ramycia McGhee is a keynote speaker, councilwoman, and educator. She is a Chicago native, a tenured professor of English & Literature at Linn-Benton Community College, and the first African American woman to serve on the Albany City Council. Since coming to Linn Benton Community College in 2017, she has inaugurated the Black History Month Essay Contest, coordinates Black History Month programming, serves as the departmental Writing 121 testing coordinator, and more at LBCC.  In addition, Dr. McGhee serves on the Oregon Humanities Board of Directors. She is a member of Oregon State...

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Mayor Denyse McGriff, Oregon City show art Mayor Denyse McGriff, Oregon City

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Oregon City Mayor Denyse McGriff has extensive experience in government. She was the Principal Planner for the city from 1988 to 1996. Now retired, she has has worked for a number of local governments, including the Lane Council of Governments, Columbia County, City of Tillamook, Deschutes County, City of Oregon City and rounded out her career at the Portland Development Commission. Her public service career was multifaceted with an emphasis on historic preservation/conservation, adaptive reuse and land use planning.  Denyse was first appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Commission in...

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Councilor Tita Montero, Seaside show art Councilor Tita Montero, Seaside

Her Own Wings

As an adult living in Seattle, Shoreline and Mukilteo, WA, Tita considered herself apolitical. She researched candidates and issues and voted but she had no thoughts of being involved in local government. But, when she moved to Seaside in 2002, she started attending city council meetings, as well as commission, committee and board meetings because she thought that’s what a responsible citizen should do. Within a couple of years she was elected to the board of the downtown development association and became the Chamber President. In 2004 she led a group which sued city hall for the right of...

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Mayor Jessica Engelke, North Bend show art Mayor Jessica Engelke, North Bend

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Mayor Engelke was elected by her community to serve the City of North Bend as Mayor in November 2022 and was the first female mayor. Her current term expires in November of 2024. Mayor Engelke had served previously as a North Bend Council Member after being elected as mayor in November 2018.  Jessica Engelke is a longtime North Bend resident invested in making our community a better place. She is a tenured Business Professor at Southwestern Oregon Community College and teaches a variety of business classes.  Jessica is very active in the community, besides her volunteer position as...

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Councilor Kori Rodley, Springfield show art Councilor Kori Rodley, Springfield

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Kori Rodley is a lifelong Oregonian who was elected to the Springfield City Council in 2019 and she is the first out lesbian to serve on the council. Currently, she serves as chair of the Springfield Economic Development Agency (SEDA), chair of the Lane County Human Services Commission, and as a voting member of the League of Oregon Cities General Government Policy Committee. Her past service has included Springfield Utility Board budget committee and the 4J school district Equity Committee. In her day job she works with Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services. Kori and her spouse,...

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Councilor Beatriz Botello Salgado, Newport show art Councilor Beatriz Botello Salgado, Newport

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Beatriz Botello Salgado has been serving as a Newport City Council member for the past 5 years. She was appointed in January of 2019 and ran for election in 2020 to a 4 year-term. Beatriz has lived on the Oregon Coast for 28 years and actively volunteers and participates in various community committees. For the past 20 years, she has been a part of the OSU Extension team as a nutrition educator. Beatriz collaborates on projects between agencies and non-profits that promote diversity and equity by using different communication strategies. She advocates for the advancement of community and the...

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Former Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Portland show art Former Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Portland

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Amanda Fritz was first elected to Portland's City Council in 2008. Prior to being elected, Commissioner Fritz was a neighborhood activist and seven-year member of the Portland Planning Commission.  Upon moving to Portland from New York, Fritz began working at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as an inpatient nurse in the hospital's psychiatry department.  She was also the first candidate to win public financing under Portland's Clean Elections system in 2006, though she lost to incumbent Dan Saltzman in the first round of that year's election.  Fritz won re-election...

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Mayor Lacey Beaty, Beaverton show art Mayor Lacey Beaty, Beaverton

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Lacey Beaty was elected Beaverton’s Mayor in 2020, and took office in January 2021. Prior to serving as Mayor, she served for six years on Beaverton City Council. Before joining the City Council, she was a volunteer for the city’s Visioning Advisory Committee, serving as vice-chair. She is engaged in the community including serving on the boards of HomePlate Youth Services and Community Action. She commits to making our community even more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming. Mayor Beaty previously worked in public health, managing school-based health centers in five school districts and two...

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Throughout her career, Portland City Commissioner Carmen Rubio has dedicated herself to making local government accessible and responsive. Since taking office in 2021, she has worked to ensure that leaders and staff go outside City Hall to authentically listen and engage with everyone in our city. She oversees the Community and Economic Development service area, which includes Portland Housing Bureau, Bureau of Development Services, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Prosper Portland.

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