Government experience, volunteer interests and a bit more about me...

City of Philomath

Budget Committee Public Works Committee Police Committee
Citizen's Academy graduate

Benton County

HOPE Advisory Board (Homelessness, Opportunity, Planning & Equity)
Benton County Talks Trash Work Group

Emergency Operations Center

Benton County Health & Safety Measure 2-130 Campaign

OCWCOG - Oregon Cascades West Council of Government

2020 Census Complete Count Committee with Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG)

League of Oregon Cities

Representing and advocating in Salem for all 241 cities in Oregon
Board Member
Women's Caucus President

Oregon State DLCD

Serving as a member of LOAC (Local Officials Advisory Committee) as appointed by the Land Conservation and Development Commission of the DLCD

Oregon Criminal Justice Council

Willamette Criminal Justice Council member

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Grow Philomath Sensibly

Promotes education through outreach on important issues such as affordability and livability for Philomath

Land Use Leadership Initiative

1000 Friends of Oregon, Land Use Leadership Initiative graduate 2021

Cellphone tower

Verizon Cell Tower Campaign

Campaigned to protect residential neighborhoods of North 11th-15th Streets from proposed cell tower planned for directly over residential neighborhoods (2016)

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Efforts to protect Newton Creek and the Mary's River

Advocate for water conservation and resource resiliency for Philomath

Supporter of alternative energy solutions for Philomath

Leadership Corvallis 2022

Graduate of Leadership Corvallis 2022

My Volunteer Passions

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Advocacy for our neighbors experiencing homelessness

Benton County 4-H

Supporter and Volunteer

Learn More About Me and My Family

Being born in Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 lakes, I was able to grow up exploring lakes, rivers and streams and unique communities where we lived. I learned community involvement was vital to safe neighborhoods, thriving communities and a fantastic quality of life.

Catherine and Rachel are sitting on an old fire truck smiling at the camera

My husband Robert and I have been married for 30 years and our daughter Rachel is now a college student. Our family has been dedicated volunteers in our community though our church, Benton County 4H, the Philomath Lions, Philomath Fire District, Philomath Library and Philomath Community Services.

My husband, Robert and I have been business owners for more than 20 years of our marriage, working side-by-side in agriculture, nursery retail and landscape contracting, transportation and contracting.

In 2018, I accepted the volunteer Program Manager position for the Philomath Community Gleaners serving many of our most fragile neighbors through securing food for their families.

In 2020, I decided to run for Philomath City Council.  In serving this way, I have had countless phone calls and conversations and continue to be inspired by the community that we have.  I have sought to build relationships in our region and state that benefit Philomath.  I believe that these resources and experiences will only assist in my service to our city.

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