About Commissioner Jayapal

Susheela Jayapal has proudly served as your District  2 Multnomah County  Commissioner since January  2019. She was born in India and came to the United States when she was 16, to go to college. An Oregonian since  1994, Susheela has lived in Northeast Portland for over 25 years and is the mother of two Grant High School graduates. 

Susheela is a lawyer, whose last legal job was as General Counsel for adidas America. As General Counsel, she was responsible for all legal and human resources functions and spearheaded work to improve conditions at the brand’s partner factories worldwide. She also spent two decades as a volunteer community leader/advocate for a number of different community-based organizations including Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette, Oregon Community Foundation, All Hands Raised, Literary Arts, CASA, and Metropolitan Family Service.

Learn more about Commissioner Jayapal and her staff. 

The Commissioner’s committee responsibilities include the following: 

  • Chair, Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative

  • Co-Chair, Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Advisory Council

  • Co-Chair, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

  • Liaison and Executive Committee Member, Worksystems Workforce Development Board

  • Liaison, Metro Policy Advisory Committee

  • Member, Metro Supportive Housing Services Measure Oversight Committee

  • Chair, Joint Task Force on Supporting Business in Reducing Diesel Emissions (2020)

Contact Us: district2@multco.us or 503-988-5219

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