OCCUPATION: Portland City Auditor; Local Government Auditor since 1998

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Certified Internal Auditor; Certified Government Auditing Professional; 12 years experience leading audits of the City of Portland and Multnomah County governments; current Portland City Auditor; former Multnomah County Auditor

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Master of Public Administration, Hatfield School of Government, PSU

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Served as elected Portland City Auditor and elected Multnomah County Auditor

LAVONNE GRIFFIN-VALADE grew up in rural eastern Oregon and moved to the Portland area 31 years ago. She and her husband Tom live in northeast Portland; their four children attended area public schools.

PROVEN Professional
LAVONNE GRIFFIN-VALADE changed how government does business!

  • Pushed for stronger civilian oversight of Portland's police
  • Improved management of large contracts to get more value from government contractors
  • Launched fraud hotlines at Multnomah County and the City of Portland
  • Ensured the fair and unbiased review of complaints about government programs and the Portland Police Bureau
  • Saved millions through better managed, more transparent capital projects
  • Found ways to stretch scarce health and human services dollars in Multnomah County
  • Brought greater oversight to tax abatement programs
  • Improved protections for vulnerable citizens

“LaVonne Griffin-Valade has shown herself to be a bold and principled leader who is willing to push hard for needed change in government.”

-- Jewel Lansing, former Portland City Auditor and Multnomah County Auditor


Fellow Portlanders,
We live in a wonderful place, but m ore than ever, Portland needs an independent Auditor who answers directly to the public, provides a strong voice for government accountability, and works to ensure that limited tax dollars are spent wisely and well. I will continue to be that brand of Auditor for Portland. Thank you for your support!

   LaVonne Griffin-Valade, Portland City Auditor



(This information furnished by Friends of LaVonne Griffin-Valade)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.