LOC Committees

The League of Oregon Cities Board of Directors convenes committees comprised of board members and representatives from member cities to research, evaluate, deliberate and provide consultation and recommendations to the full board or executive director on relevant issues or LOC projects.

Unless otherwise noted, these committee meetings are open to the public. Agenda packets and minutes are prepared for each meeting and will be made available on the website.

Executive Committee

The LOC Executive Committee of the LOC Board of Directors includes the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and the most senior voting director serving in a position reserved for an individual holding an appointed position with a member city. The functions of the Executive Committee include providing direction to the staff between board meetings, and such other functions on behalf of the board as the board authorizes.

Committee Members:

Person

Title

City

Position

Region

City Population

Term Expires

Taneea Browning Councilor Central Point LOC Board President 7 19,702 12/31/2022
Steve Callaway Mayor Hillsboro LOC Board Vice President 2 108,154 12/31/2022
Dave Drotzmann Mayor Hermiston LOC Board Treasurer 11 19,696 12/31/2022
Byron Smith City Manager Hermiston LOC Senior City Manager 11 19,696 12/31/2022
Keith Mays Mayor Sherwood LOC Immediate Past President 2 20,496 12/31/2022


LOC Staff Liaison: Patty Mulvihill, Interim Executive Director - pmulvihill@orcities.org

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to reviewing and monitoring the spending policy of the LOC consistent with the LOC’s Strategic Plan.  It shall review and monitor the LOC’s budget, including program and management appropriations and capital spending, while simultaneously providing the Executive Director and Finance Director financial analysis, advice and oversight of LOC’s fiscal resources and expenditures.

Committee Members:

Person

Title

City

Position

Region

City Population

Term Expires

Dave Drotzmann Mayor  Hermiston Chair - LOC Board Treasurer 11 19,696 12/31/2022
Steve Callaway Mayor Hillsboro Immediate Past LOC Board Treasurer 2 108,154 12/21/2022
Byron Smith City Manager Hermiston LOC Board Member 11 19,696 12/31/2022
John Walsh City Administrator St. Helens LOC Board Member 1 14,560 12/31/2023
Arlene Burns Mayor Mosier LOC Board Member 8 468 12/31/2023
John Goodhouse Councilor Tigard Non-Board City Official 2 55,854 12/31/2022
Jake Boone Assistant to the City Manager Cottage Grove Non-Board City Official 4 10,792 12/31/2022
Bill Graupp Planning Commissioner Aurora Local Government People of Color Caucus Representative 3 1,133 12/31/2022
Erica Harold Heine Councilor Banks Women's Caucus Representative 2 1,834 12/31/2023


LOC Staff Liaison: Jamie Johnson-Davis, Finance Director – jjohnson-davis@orcities.org

Budget Committee

The LOC Budget Committee is composed of the Executive Committee and a city finance director who is appointed by the President. The functions of the Budget Committee include assisting the Executive Director to prepare the annual budget and assisting in other financial matters as directed by the board.

Committee Members:

Person

Title

City

Position

Region

City Population

Term Expires

Dave Drotzmann

Mayor

Hermiston

Chair - LOC Board Treasurer

11

19,696

12/31/2022

Taneea Browning Councilor Central Point LOC Board President 7 19,702 12/31/2022
Steve Callaway Mayor Hillsboro LOC Board Vice President 2 108,154 12/31/2022
Byron Smith City Manager Hermiston LOC Board Member 11 19,696 12/31/2022
Keith Mays Mayor  Sherwood LOC Immediate Past President 2 20,496 12/31/2022
Catherine Clark Mayor Keizer Women's Caucus Representative 3 39,458 12/31/2022
Ron Harker Finance Director Roseburg Non-Board City Official 7 23,701 12/31/2022
Walter Perry Councilor Jefferson Local Governement People of Color Caucus Representative 3 3,339 12/31/2022


LOC Staff Liaisons: Patty Mulvihill, Interim Executive Director - pmulvihill@orcities.org; Jamie Johnson-Davis, Finance Director - jjohnson-davis@orcities.org

Bylaws Review Committee

The LOC is governed by three sets of documents: the LOC Constitution, a 190 Agreement and the LOC Bylaws. The Bylaws Review Committee is responsible for comprehensively reviewing the LOC Bylaws and providing recommendations to the full board for further discussion and adoption. The Bylaws Review Committee is ad-hoc in nature and only convenes when necessary.  Persons are not appointed to serve on the Committee until it is convened.  The Committee is not expected to be convened until 2024/2025.

LOC Staff Liaison: Jayme Hafner, Interim General Counsel - jhafner@orcities.org

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The DEI Committee shall assist the Board of Directors and Executive Director in their oversight of the LOC’s policies, initiatives, and strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Committee is intended to be comprised of municipal officials who are responsible for helping the LOC bring about the cultural changes necessary for the organization, both internally and externally, to be equitable, inclusive, welcoming and an enriching environment for all.

Learn more about the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Members:

Person

Title

 

City

Position

Region

City Population

Term Expires

Marsallai Quick Councilor   Hines Co-Chair - Region 12 Representative 12 1,661 12/31/2024
Vacant       Region 1 Representative      
Peter Truax Mayor   Forest Grove Region 2 Representative 2 26,242 12/31/2022
Kitty Mackin Councilor   Dayton Region 3 Representative 3 2,698 12/31/2024
Greg Evans Councilor   Eugene Region 4 Representative 4 175,626 12/31/2022
CM Hall Councilor   Newport Region 5 Representative 5 10,591 12/31/2022
James Edwards Mayor   Lakeside Region 6 Representative 6 1,906 12/31/2023
Gina DuQuenne Councilor   Ashland Region 7 Representative 7 21,554 12/31/2024
Vacant       Region 8 Representative      
Vacant       Region 9 Representative      
Mika Blain Councilor   Klamath Falls Region 10 Representative 10 22,022 12/31/2024
Vacant       Region 11 Representative      
Amanda Fritz Former Commissioner   Portland At-Large Representative 2 658,773 12/31/2024
Patty Mulvihill Interim Executive Director   League of Oregon Cities At-Large Representative N/A N/A 12/31/2023
Robert Carney Councilor   Woodburn At-Large Representative 3 26,250 12/31/2023
Angelica Ceja Ochoa Councilor   Aumsville At-Large Representative 3 4,237 12/31/2022
Angeles Godinez-Valencia Councilor   Cornelius Women's Caucus Representative 2 13,498 12/31/2022
Olivia Alcaire Councilor   Hillsboro Local Government People of Color Caucus Representative 2

108,154

12/31/2022


LOC Staff Liaison: Patty Mulvihill, Interim Executive Director - pmulvihill@orcities.org

Conference Planning Committee

This committee is comprised of individuals representing each of the 12 regions of the state who are charged with developing relevant and timely content for the LOC Annual Conference. This committee is also responsible for reviewing submissions for the awards program and scholarship applications. This committee is advisory to the executive director.

Apply to serve on the 2022 Annual Conference Planning Committee

LOC Staff Liaison: Lisa Trevino, Interim Operations and Member Engagement Director - ltrevino@orcities.org

Legal Advocacy Committee

This committee supports LOC’s legal advocacy efforts by reviewing requests for or identifying opportunities for the LOC to participate as an amicus curiae and by identifying opportunities for the LOC to initiate or otherwise participate in litigation in the interests of Oregon cities. This committee is advisory to the executive director.

Learn more about the Legal Advocacy Committee

Committee Members:

Person

Title

City/Organization

Position

Region

City Population

Term Expires

Chad Jacobs

Attorney

Beery, Elsner & Hammond

Chair 

N/A

N/A

12/31/2024

Carrie Connelly

Attorney

Local Government Law Group

Vice-Chair

N/A

N/A

12/31/2024
David Allen Attorney Newport Committee Member 5 10,591 12/31/2024
Dan Atchison Attorney Salem Committee Member 3 177,694 12/31/2024
Maja Haium Attorney Portland Committee Member 2 658,773 12/31/2024
Mike Horton Attorney Nyssa Committee Member 12 3,276 12/31/2024
Bill Kabeiseman Attorney Bateman Seidal Committee Member N/A N/A 12/31/2024
Bill Kirby Attorney Beaverton Committee Member 2 97,782 12/31/2024
Keith Leitz Attorney Redmond Committee Member 9 36,122 12/31/2024
Eric Mitton Attorney Medford Committee Member 7 87,353 12/31/2024
Naomi Sheffield Attorney Portland Committee Member 2 658,773 12/31/2024
Lane Shetterly Attorney Shetterly, Irick & Ozias Committee Member N/A N/A 12/31/2024
Lauren Sommers Attorney Eugene Committee Member 4 175,626 12/31/2024
Megan Thornton Attorney Beaverton Committee Member 2 97,782 12/31/2024
Mary Winters Attorney Bend Committee Member 9 100,922 12/31/2024


LOC Staff Liaison: Jayme Hafner, Interim General Counsel - jhafner@orcities.org

Policy Committees

Legislative committees and special work groups are the foundation of the LOC’s policy development process. Composed of city officials, these groups are charged with analyzing policy and technical issues and recommending positions and strategies for the LOC. In addition, LOC staff rely on the input and expertise of committee members as they advocate for city interests in the legislature and with state and federal agencies.

View Policy Committee Member Rosters 

LOC Staff Liaison: Jim McCauley, Legislative Director - jmccauley@orcities.org