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Jim McCauley, Legislative Director

Oversight of League's legislative program 

Advocacy issue area: transportation
jmccauley@orcities.org
503-540-6593

 

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Mark Gharst, Lobbyist

Advocacy issue areas: finance and taxation, economic development
mgharst@orcities.org
503-540-6574

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Jenna Jones, Lobbyist

Advocacy issue areas: telecommunications, broadband and cable, energy, environment and solid waste
jjones@orcities.org
503-540-6608

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Michael Martin, Lobbyist

Advocacy issue areas: water, wastewater, and natural resources
mmartin@orcities.org
971-382-2069

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Ariel Nelson, Lobbyist

Advocacy issue areas: land use, housing, eminent domain
anelson@orcities.org
541-646-4180

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Scott Winkels, Lobbyist

Advocacy issue areas: ethics, public safety, community corrections, courts, personnel, PERS, collective bargaining, public contracting
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

Jones

Air Quality

Jones

Airports

McCauley

Animal Regulations

Winkels

Annexation

Nelson

Ballot Measures

Winkels

Business Licenses

Winkels

Building Codes/Permits/Inspection

Nelson

Cable TV

Jones

Downtown Development

Nelson

Drug Enforcement

Winkels

Earthquakes/Geologic Hazards

McCauley

Economic Development

Gharst

Elections

Winkels

Electric Restructuring

Jones

Emergency Management

Winkels

Eminent Domain/Condemnation

Nelson

Employee Wellness

CIS

HR ‐ Personnel/PERS – Legislation & Committee

Winkels

Collective Bargaining/Unions

*Winkels, LGPI

Labor Relations

Winkels

Prevailing Wage

Winkels

Quality‐Based Selection (QBS)

Winkels

Endangered Species Act

Martin

Energy

Jones

Enterprise Zones

Gharst

Environment

Jones

Ethics

*Winkels, Mulvihill

Federal Legislation

McCauley

Finance, Municipal

Gharst

Fish and Wildlife

Martin

Floods

Nelson

Franchise Fees, Agreements

Jones

Gas Tax, Local

McCauley

Hazardous Substances

Jones

Historic Preservation/Main Street Revitalization

Nelson

Homeless

Winkels

Housing

Nelson

Human Resources

Winkels

Human Service Programs

Nelson

Incorporation of Cities

Mulvihill

Infrastructure

Martin (Water), McCauley (Transp.)

Infrastructure Finance

Gharst

Initiative & Referendum

Winkels

Insurance (employee benefits, liability, property/casualty)

CIS

Legislative/Intergovernmental Relations

McCauley

Land Use / Development

Nelson

Libraries

Winkels

Liquor Control

Winkels

Local Improvement Districts

*Nelson, Gharst

Natural Disasters

Winkels

Natural Resources

Martin

Parking

McCauley

Parks & Recreation, Open Space

Nelson

Payday Loans

Winkels

Population Data

*Nelson, Gharst

Property Taxes

Gharst

Public Contracting, Purchasing

Winkels

Public Records

*Mulvihill, Winkels

Public Rights of Way

Jones

Public Safety (fire, police, courts, corrections, juveniles)

Winkels

Public Utilities Commission

Jones

Public Works

McCauley

Railroads

McCauley

Recall of Elected Officials

Winkels

Revenue

Gharst

Smoking/Tobacco

Winkels

Solid Waste

Jones

State Shared Revenues (9-1-1, Liquor, Marijuana, Cigarette, and Highway)

Gharst

Streets/Transportation Infrastructure

McCauley

Systems Development Charges (SDCs)

*Nelson, Gharst

Taxation

Gharst

Telecommunications

Jones

Transient Lodging Tax

Gharst

Traffic Safety, Regulations

McCauley

Transportation

McCauley

Urban Growth Boundary

Nelson

Urban Renewal

Gharst

Water, Wastewater and Storm water

Martin

Wetland

Nelson

Workers’ Compensation

*Winkels, CIS