Multnomah County Chair

The Chair is the Chief Executive Officer and personnel officer of Multnomah County. The Chair oversees and administers all County programs except those under the elected Sheriff, Auditor, District Attorney and Commissioners. The Chair presides over Board meetings and votes. The Chair executes Board policies, contracts, bonds and other instruments, and prepares the executive budget for submission to the Board of County Commissioners.

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners

The Chair and Commissioners are elected to four-year terms on non-partisan ballots. The Chair is elected to serve at-large. The Commissioners are elected from west, north, central and east geographic districts based on population as established by the Home Rule Charter. The Commissioners conduct all legislative activities of the County. As such, they adopt policies; sit as the budget committee; review and amend the executive budget; hold hearings; and adopt the County budget. They act as liaisons to departments, advisory boards and commissions; make changes in administrative departments; fill vacancies in elective offices; and adopt labor agreements.  

If you aren't sure what district you are in, enter your address into this interactive map to find out.

By County Charter, the elected Auditor annually appoints and convenes the Salary Review Commission to set salaries for the Chair and the County Commissioners, and per Resolution, recommend the salary for the Sheriff and the County supplement for the District Attorney. The Salary Review Commission is composed of qualified citizens with personnel experience.

Board Meetings

The Board of County Commissioners considers items to be voted on at their regular meetings on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Briefings are held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Visit the About Board Meetings page for information about attending, watching or listening to board meetings, as well as instructions for submitting public comment.

Mailing address

501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97214-3587

Chair and Commissioners

Deborah Kafoury, County Chair

Position term ends: December 2022
Phone: 503-988-3308, Fax: 503-988-3093
E-mail: mult.chair@multco.us

Sharon Meieran, District 1

Position term ends: December 2024
Phone: 503-988-5220
E-mail: district1@multco.us

Susheela Jayapal, District 2

Position term ends: December 2022
Phone: 503-988-5219
E-mail: district2@multco.us

Jessica Vega Pederson, District 3

Position term ends: December 2024
Phone: 503- 988-5217, Fax: 503-988-5262
E-mail: district3@multco.us

Lori Stegmann, District 4

Position term ends: December 2024
Phone: 503-988-5213, Fax: 503-988-5262
E-mail: district4@multco.us