Jamie has lived in Oregon over 30 years and in Eagle Creek, located in rural Clackamas County, for nearly 20 years. A mother of two daughters, Jamie was appointed to the Clackamas County Commission in May of 2011 to fill a vacancy left by Lynn Peterson's departure. Comissioners selected her out of 64 applicants because she brings a rural voice with an emphasis on consensus building.
Jamie has worked as a mediator and facilitator with individuals, citizen groups and all levels of government to guide individuals and groups through controversial and highly contentious situations. She is recognized throughout the Northwest for her ability to bring people together and resolve longstanding community conflict. Jamie has successfully designed, facilitated and managed the public process around transportation, land use, natural resources, emergency services, internal work teams, historic preservation and legislative issues.
Jamie most recently served as the Collaborative Systems Director at the National Policy Consensus Center in the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She has also worked at JLA, Inc. and the Neighborhood Mediation Center at the City of Portland.