Multnomah County Government Relations Director Jeston Black

Director of Government Relations

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Jeston Black is the Director of Multnomah County Government Relations. He joined the Multnomah County in fall of 2017.  Prior to joining the County, he served as Director of Government Relations for the Oregon Health Authority, where he worked on Legislative and Policy issues impacting medical marijuana, medical coverage for all Oregon children, and the expansion of prenatal coverage. 

Jeston currently serves on the board of the Dental Foundation of Oregon, which provides direct care and oral health education to underserved children.  

Jeston lives in southwest Portland with his wife Sarah, and two boys.