Contact Us

Jim McCauley, Legislative Director

Oversight of League's legislative program; advocacy issue areas: transportation and telecommunications
jmccauley@orcities.org
503-540-6593

 

Erin Doyle, Intergovernmental Relations Associate

Advocacy issue areas: land use, housing, eminent domain, building codes
edoyle@orcities.org
503-540-6574

Wendy Johnson, Intergovernmental Relations Associate

Advocacy issue areas: finance and taxation, economic development
wjohnson@orcities.org 
503-540-6585

Jenna Jones, Intergovernmental Relations Assistant

Legislative research, monitoring and tracking; correspondence and reports
jjones@orcities.org
503-540-6608

Tracy Rutten, Intergovernmental Relations Associate

Advocacy issue area: water, wastewater, environment and natural resources, energy, public contracting
trutten@orcities.org
503-540-6576

Scott Winkels, Intergovernmental Relations Associate

Advocacy issue areas: ethics, public safety, community corrections, courts, personnel, PERS, collective bargaining
swinkels@orcities.org
503-540-6568

Full Portfolio Area Index

*If more than one staffer is listed, the staff member with primary responsibility to inquiries is indicated by an asterisk
9‐1‐1 ............................................................................... McCauley
Air Quality ............................................................................. Rutten
Airports .......................................................................... McCauley
Animal Regulations ............................................................. Winkels
Annexation ............................................................................. Doyle
Ballot Measures ................................................................... Winkels
Business Licenses ................................................................ Winkels
Building Codes/Permits/Inspection ......................................... Doyle
Cable TV ......................................................................... McCauley
Downtown Development ........................................................ Doyle
Drug Enforcement ............................................................... Winkels
Earthquakes/Geologic Hazards ............................................... Doyle
Economic Development ...................................................... Johnson
Elections ............................................................................. Winkels
Electric Restructuring ............................................................ Rutten
Emergency Management .................................................... Winkels
Eminent Domain/Condemnation ............................................ Doyle
Employee Wellness .................................................................... CIS
HR ‐ Personnel/PERS – Legislation & Committee .............. Winkels
Collective Bargaining/Unions ................................ *Winkels, LGPI
Labor Relations ................................................................ Winkels
Prevailing Wage ................................................................. Rutten
Quality‐Based Selection (QBS) .......................................... Rutten
Endangered Species Act ........................................................ Rutten
Energy ................................................................................... Rutten
Enterprise Zones ................................................................. Johnson
Environment ......................................................................... Rutten
Ethics. .................................................................*Winkels, Mulvihill
Federal Legislation ......................................................... McCauley
Finance, Municipal ............................................................... Johnson
Fish and Wildlife .................................................................... Rutten
Floods .................................................................................... Doyle
Franchise Fees, Agreements ........................................... McCauley
Gas Tax, Local ................................................................ McCauley
Hazardous Substances ........................................................... Rutten
Historic Preservation ........................................................... Johnson
Homeless ............................................................................ Winkels
Housing .................................................................................. Doyle
Human Resources ................................................................ Winkels
Human Service Programs ....................................................... Doyle
Incorporation of Cities ............................................ *Doyle/Mulvihill
Infrastructure ........................... Rutten (water), McCauley (transp.)
Infrastructure Finance (except transportation, water) .......... Johnson
Initiative & Referendum ....................................................... Winkels
Insurance (employee benefits, liability, property/casualty) ........... CIS
Legislative/Intergovernmental Relations ......................... McCauley
Land Use / Development ......................................................... Doyle
Libraries ............................................................................... Winkels
Liquor Control ...................................................................... Winkels
Local Improvement Districts ................................................ Johnson
Natural Disasters .................................................................. Winkels
Natural Resources ................................................................. Rutten
Parking ........................................................................... McCauley
Parks & Recreation, Open Space ............................................. Doyle
Payday Loans ....................................................................... Winkels
Population Data ............................................ * Doyle/Johnson
Property Taxation ............................................................... Johnson
Public Contracting, Purchasing .............................................. Rutten
Public Records .................................................... *Mulvihill, Winkels
Public Rights of Way........................................................ McCauley
Public Safety (fire, police, courts, corrections, juveniles) ....... Winkels
Public Utilities Commission ................................................... Rutten
Public Works ................................................................... McCauley
Railroads ......................................................................... McCauley
Recall of Elected Officials ..................................................... Winkels
Revenue .............................................................................. Johnson
Smoking/Tobacco ................................................................ Winkels
Solid Waste ........................................................................... Rutten
State Shared Revenues ....................................................... Johnson
Streets/Transportation Infrastructure .............................. McCauley
Systems Development Charges (SDCs) .................... *Doyle/Johnson
Taxation .............................................................................. Johnson
Telecommunications ....................................................... McCauley
Transient Lodging Tax ......................................................... Johnson
Traffic Safety, Regulations .............................................. McCauley
Transportation ................................................................ McCauley
Urban Growth Boundary ......................................................... Doyle
Urban Renewal .................................................................... Johnson
Water, Wastewater and Storm water..................................... Rutten
Wetlands ................................................................................ Doyle
Workers’ Compensation .............................................. *Winkels, CIS