Occupation: Real Estate Broker/ Certified Residential Appraiser
Occupational Background: 28 years Real Estate Broker, a Certified Residential Appraiser, also former Carpenter Apprentice and Milk Tester.
Educational Background: Lansing Community College, Michigan; University of Michigan; Oregon Realtors Institute; American College of Appraisal.
Prior Governmental Experience: Tillamook City Councilor 1989-2004; Director, Northwest Area Commission on Transportation (ODOT); Director, Tillamook Estuaries Partnership; Tillamook City Urban Renewal; Tillamook City Personnel Committee.
Professional: Twice President, Tillamook County Board of Realtors; Realtor of the Year in 1987; Past Director, Oregon Association of Realtors.
Civic: Past Board Member, Tillamook Chamber of Commerce; Habitat for Humanity Fair Volunteer; Past Exalted Ruler, Tillamook Elks Lodge; President-Elect, Tillamook Kiwanis; Kiwanian of the Year, 1993, Kiwanis Distinguished Service Award, 2007; Member/Trustee, Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church.
Personal: Tillamook City resident for 28 years. Married Anne Osborn Coopersmith in 2007, currently reside in the City of Nehalem.
Experience: John has over 15 years of experience working with multimillion dollar public budgets.
- As City Councilor John initiated a change in City Planning allowing administrative decisions on minor land use issues, saving timd
- Initiated purchase of former McGregor's site on Third Street by Tillamook City to hold for an anchor retail site, now part of the new Safeway.
"I worked with John on the Tillamook City Council and in
business; John is of the highest integrity with a good grasp of
issues. John will be a good Commissioner for Tillamook
Carolyn H. Decker, Tillamook City Councilor and Real Estate Broker
"It was a pleasure working with John on the Tillamook City Council; he was always prepared with no hidden agenda. John looks for common ground to achieve a good purpose." Dick White, Former Tillamook City Councilor
I want to be a County Commissioner for all of Tillamook County. I need your vote on May 20th.
(This information furnished by Citizens for Good Government.)