Study Advisory Committee

The Study Advisory Committee (SAC) advised the County at key milestones and served as a forum to explore how the Study's approach, transportation investment packages and analysis meet needs and reflect community values.

Read about the SAC members below:

Loren Behrman

Loren has been involved in agriculture in Washington County for 24 years and is a lifelong Washington County resident! He was raised just outside of Banks on his family farm. Loren now helps manage Behrman Farms, Inc. and Tualatin Valley Seeds. He brings 15 years of intra, interstate and international freight movement experience through Washington County and served as a member of the Oregon Clover Commission from 2004-2013.

Meeky Blizzard

She has lived in the unincorporated Kinton area of Washington County for 38 years. She successfully advocated for increased transit, better land use, and improved local road networks as an alternative to the Western Bypass in the 1990s. After working as staff to Congressman Earl Blumenauer for more than 14 years, she retired in 2012 and now focuses her time and energy on her family and small farm.

Maria Caballero-Rubio

Maria is the Executive Director of Centro Cultural de Washington County. She was born in Texas and moved to Washington County from California in 1969. She brings more than 20 years of experience in management, public policy and community engagement to this position, including time as Executive Director of the Community Policing Institute at Western Oregon University, Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice, Public Safety Policy Director for Portland Mayor Tom Potter and Vice President of Community Engagement at United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. Maria is an American Leadership Forum senior fellow and Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Leadership graduate. She recently served on the board of Resolutions Northwest and the Oregon Latino Agenda for Action as co-chair and founding board member. In the past she served on the Governor’s Workgroup on Elder Safety and Racial Profiling. Currently Maria is a member of the Transportation Future Study Health and Equity Work Group.

Mark Fryburg

Mark has made his home in Cedar Mill since 1989. He has been the Local Government Affairs Representative for Portland General Electric since 2008. His television and radio news reporting career spans 20 years, and his position as a Communications Director spans over 13 years. Mark has been actively involved in his community; his service on a variety of committees and boards in recent years is extensive.

He is a member of the Westside Economic Alliance (WEA) Transportation, Land Use and Housing and Government Affairs Committees, the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Beaverton School Bond Community Involvement Committee, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, Intel Community Advisory Team, Columbia County Economic Team Board and the Washington County Museum Board. As a member of the Hillsboro Flying Club for eight years and a previous flight instructor, you could say Mark enjoys his time in the sky.

Robert Kellogg

As a private practice attorney in Tualatin, he is extensively involved in civic affairs in Washington County, including serving on the budget committee for each of Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency, Tigard-Tualatin School District and City of Tualatin. He is also the president of the Ibach Citizens Involvement Organization and a member of the board of directors of Neighbors Nourishing Communities, a Tualatin-based 501(c)(3) public charity providing nutrition assistance to low-income residents of the South Metro region.

Steve Larrance

Sixty six years old and married for thirty years to Chara Larrance. His family has lived near the intersection of 209th Ave. and Kinnaman Road in south Reedville since 1900. He has been a licensed general contractor for about forty years and also works part time in the solid waste industry for a local hauler. Steve has been a member, and at times an officer in CPO 6 Aloha, Reedville and Cooper Mt. for over thirty five years. In 1987 he was appointed to a two year term as Washington County District One Commissioner and was elected to another four year term in 1989. Due to "advice" from his loving wife, he did not seek reelection. He was appointed by both the city of Hillsboro and CPO 6 to represent the 60,000 neighbors and businesses of Aloha Reedville on the City of Hillsboro's South Hillsboro Citizens' Advisory Committee from 1998 until the conclusion of that process in 2014. He is looking forward to this very important task of membership on the Washington County Transportation Futures Study Committee.

Alfonso Lopez-Vasquez

His career spans a period of forty years, having worked at all levels of the educational system; K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, most currently as the Director of Diversity at Pacific University. His work has included extensive consultant experience in the public and private sector addressing equity and diversity in education, employment and service delivery, affirmative action, and cross-cultural training. With a strong background in public policy that includes federal and state laws and regulations, Alfonso brings a strong history of university / community / county collaboration to the Study Committee. Alfonso is currently serving on the board of directors for Catholic Charities of Portland; CREATE alternative education center board member; chairman of Latino Leadership Network of Washington County and a former member and chair of Centro Cultural of Washington County.

Deanna Palm

Since December 2001, Deanna has been President of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 750 businesses and more than 55,000 jobs, and supports policies that enable businesses to grow and prosper. Deanna is a past chair of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce, past member of Western Association of Chambers of Commerce Executive Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Hillsboro Community Foundation and a member of the Hillsboro Airport Roundtable Exchange (HARE).

Deanna was appointed to serve on the Portland Community College Board of Directors in 2009 and was elected to serve in that position in 2011. She currently serves as Chair of the Board for PCC which is the largest higher education institution in the state of Oregon.

Marc SanSoucie

Marc was a member of the Washington County Planning Commission for seven and a half years, the last four years as chairman. He has been a member of the Beaverton City Council since November 2008. His professional career was in the computer software industry, and he currently serves on the board of Beaverton's technology business incubator. Marc also served six years as chairman of THPRD’s Bond Oversight Committee. In the early 1990's he was co-chair of Washington County's Committee for Citizen Involvement, and chaired the County's Transportation Capital Projects Committee in 1995. Marc previously lived in unincorporated Bethany and now lives in Beaverton.

Kathy Stallkamp

Kathy Stallkamp has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. She has professional experience as a Manufacturing Engineer. Kathy is currently the President of the Tigard Tualatin Aquatic District and played a key role in the district's formation in 2010. Residing in the Tigard area for 30 years, she is an active volunteer in the Community Participation Program (CPO 4K), Tigard Tualatin School District, and Tualatin Together Coalition.

Bruce Starr

As a member of the Oregon Legislature from 1999 through 2014, Bruce was a proven leader on transportation and business issues supporting the rapid economic growth in Washington County. Outside of his duties with the state of Oregon, he was also a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures, where he focused on national transportation issues. He served as the 41st President of the NCSL from August 2013 thru August 2014. Privately, Bruce is Vice President of State Affairs for iCitizen. iCitizen, based in Nashville is a nonpartisan civic platform that engages, empowers and informs citizens, connecting elected officials with their constituents in a transparent and accountable manner.

Pam Treece

Pam was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She received her undergraduate degree at Portland State University and her Masters’ degree from Lewis and Clark College. She has taught High School Health and Physical Education, she was one of four physical directors that opened the Metro YMCA at Duniway Park, developed her own business “Fitness Concepts” and was a regular on KATU’s AM NW. She moved to the corporate sector and worked for Pacific Power for 21 years retiring as the vice-president of external affairs. Pam is currently the executive director of Westside Economic Alliance. She has served on many non-profit boards including Planned Parenthood, American Leadership Forum of Oregon and the Oregon Sports Authority Foundation board. She has also lived in Washington County for 16 years. Having competed in several marathons and triathlons; she enjoys running, skiing, cycling, golf, reading and is an accomplished knitter.

Mayor Jerry Willey

Jerry has been actively involved in the Hillsboro community since 1983. Over his 31 years in Hillsboro, he has given back to the community in various ways. His involvement includes the Hillsboro School District Budget Committee, Oregon International Air Show Committee, past president of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce as well as being the 49th Mayor of Hillsboro since 2009. Jerry is active in a number of Hillsboro Rotary Clubs as well as being an active member at Beaverton Foursquare Church for many years.

His government experience includes serving on the Hillsboro City Council, as President of the Library Foundation and on the Hillsboro Library Board. Jerry served in the United States Navy and is a Vietnam War Veteran. He earned his BA in Business/Accounting from Washington State University. He is a retired partner with Jones & Roth, CPAs and has a diverse background of experience in business consulting and financial services.

Phillip Wu

Phillip is a pediatrician working with the Community Benefit Team at Kaiser Permanente Northwest to promote healthy, equitable communities through policy advocacy and system changes, all through the lens of the “social determinants of health.” He serves on the Boards of the Northwest Health Foundation, Intertwine Alliance, Westside Transportation Alliance, and Community Cycling Center. He is a member of the transportation committee of the Westside Economic Alliance, the ODOT’s Transportation Options Policy Advisory Committee, and Metro’s Equity Strategy Review Committee. Phillip previously served on Metro’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Trails, the Advisory Board of the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation at PSU, and the Board of Upstream Public Health.

Health and Equity Workgroup

The Health and Equity Workgroup was comprised of members with knowledge of health-and-equity measures associated with transportation initiatives. The workgroup advised on the development of health-and-equity measures and the assessment of potential benefits and burdens to the community with a focus on historically under-represented communities.

Combined Planners Group

The Combined Planners Group was made up of city planning and community development managers within the County. Members served a key role in advising on the formation of the Land Use Scenarios and provided input on Study and review work products.

Links to agendas, materials, presentations and summaries for meetings are available on the events page.