County Office
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Occupation: Mayor of Rockaway Beach; Tillamook County Planning Manager

Occupational Background: Coastal Resource Planner, Tillamook County; Fisheries Research, Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game

Educational Background: Masters of Studies in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School; B.S., Fisheries, Michigan State University; Certified Floodplain Manager (ASFPM Member); classes at TBCC

Prior Governmental Experience: Current Mayor of Rockaway Beach; Rockaway Beach Public Safety Committee Chair; Rockaway Beach Administration and Budget Committees, Member; Democrat Central Committee Precinct Person; Coastal Coho Stakeholders Committee; County/City Hazards Mitigation Steering Committee

Community Service: American Association of University Women, Member and Public Policy Chair, (Tillamook Branch); Tillamook County United Way Board, Vice President and Campaign Chair; Hospice Services of Tillamook County, Volunteer; Tillamook Bay Watershed Council, Chair; Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, Board; Tillamook Family Counseling Center, Board; Open Oregon, Vice President.

Healthy Communities: Lisa has a proven history of public service and commitment to all the citizens of Tillamook County.

Natural Resources: Lisa has a strong natural resource background with a balanced approach to the complex interactions between resources and growth.

Economic Development: Lisa will work with partners towards a more diversified economy.

Opportunities For Youth: Lisa will advocate for programs, develop partnerships, and support the allocation of funds to develop healthy, skilled, and educated young adults.

"Given Mayor Phipps' list of accomplishments, it's clear she has the capability to build trust and work collaboratively with the citizens of Tillamook County. It's a much needed quality that our coastal communities need in these changing times."

Governor John Kitzhaber

"Energetic and forward-looking Lisa Phipps will bring a new dimension to county government. She is familiar with issues of growth and development, knows our many different communities by having worked with them. She will be a committed team player, ready to work hard to solve county problems using experience, common sense and good judgment. Vote for Lisa Phipps for Commissioner."

Shirley Kalkhoven

(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Lisa Phipps.)