For two decades, Lynn Peterson has provided steady, confident and visionary leadership for the diverse communities of the Metro region.
A trained transportation engineer and land use expert, Lynn’s public service started as a Lake Oswego City Councilor, and later as the first elected Chair of the Clackamas County Commission. Her leadership creating great communities has led to senior roles in the administrations of two governors, and most recently Interim Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon.
Lynn believes collaboration is the foundation of our region’s economic growth, vibrant neighborhoods and small towns, and integrated system of parks and transportation.
- Record of successfully reforming large agencies, focusing on reducing costs to serve more people.
- Record of preserving and attracting jobs and improving access to employment, helping Main Street and homegrown businesses with a focus on clean economy job growth, and making sure transportation investments benefit local contractors.
- Working collaboratively with cities and counties, Securing billions for regional transportation investments, securing affordable housing along light rail and transit lines.
- Provided leadership and quick resolution in emergency situations, including Sandy River flooding, the Oso mud slide in rural Washington, and collapse of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge