State of the County- SOLD OUT
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Multnomah County government has always been the place for essential services to keep everybody in our community safe, healthy and strong. Community needs for critical services continue to rise as residents face unemployment, foreclosures and a tough economy. So how will the county thrive in its mission to help people during tight budget times? And where does the county go from here? In his State of the County address, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen will outline how innovative and collaborative solutions can address our local needs.
Jeff Cogen is the Chair of Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous county. As chief executive officer, Jeff oversees the nearly 4,500 employees who provide health and human services, public safety and other services to more than 735,000 residents.
In 2006, Jeff was elected Multnomah County Commissioner for North and Northeast Portland. Four years later, he won election to a four-year term as County Chair. During his time in office, Jeff has led the work to streamline county operations, which returned millions of dollars to vital services and led the effort to ban the sale of products that contain the dangerous chemical, Bisphenol A. He has worked to establish the Mental Health Crisis Assessment and Treatment Center and the Gateway Domestic Violence Center.