The Auditor’s Community Advisory Committee is a purely advisory body that is responsible for:

  • Learning about the County Auditor’s roles, as established in County Charter, including learning about the opportunities and challenges the Auditor faces in fulfilling these roles;

  • Providing suggestions and comments on the annual audit plan prior to the Auditor finalizing the audit plan;

  • Providing suggestions and guidance for the community engagement aspects of performance audits;

  • Providing suggestions and guidance to the Auditor on the office’s work to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts into audits.

  • Members of the Auditor’s Community Advisory Committee must reside in Multnomah County. 

  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices is desired.

  • Knowledge of community engagement best practices is desired.

  • Knowledge of government performance auditing is desired, but not required.

  • Multnomah County employees or employees of any organization providing or bidding upon audit contract services are not eligible for membership on the Committee.

The Auditor's Community Advisory Committee provides guidance directly to the County Auditor; it is not a decision-making body. Community Advisory Committee members are considered to be public officials.


The Auditor’s Advisory Committee will meet quarterly (or more frequently, if the committee chooses). 


Derek Collier

Derek is a North Portland resident and grew up in Salem. An avid reader, his educational background is in English Writing. He’s worked for more than two decades as a retail professional for companies like IKEA and Barnes & Noble. He has volunteered extensively with LGBTQ+ organizations and is a passionate anti-racist and disability rights advocate.

Alysia Cox

Alysia has a Master’s degree in Public Health with concentration on epidemiology, biostatistics, and health services administration. She is passionate about leadership being representative of our community to ensure community voice is driving the conversation. She lives with her three young boys in SE Portland. They enjoy exploring the outdoors and ending each adventure with a treat.

Diane Odeh

Diane has a Master's degree in Public Administration and is a PhD student at Portland State University studying organizational theory and behavior, ethics, and civic engagement under a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens. In her role as a graduate research assistant, Diane engages with various projects related to local government and non-profit organizations. In her "spare time", Diane enjoys spending time with her cats (all named after Golden Girls characters) and volunteering with the Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association to give support to the houseless community (a personal passion since she experienced it as a child). 

Rachel Sowray

Rachel is a prosecutor who has worked on both the federal and local level. She also teaches constitutional law at the University of Oregon. Prior to law school, Rachel worked for several elected officials on Capitol Hill, focusing on healthcare, housing, and education. In 2016, she founded a nonpartisan nonprofit called Politisit that increases civic engagement by parents. She loves to hike, cook, read and travel in her free time. Rachel is a lifelong public servant who believes community engagement is key to a strong democracy.