Martha Schrader was elected to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners in May 2012. In 2014, she was appointed vice chair of the board. She previously served as Commissioner from 2003 to 2009 and has also served as Commission Chair. She also served as a State Senator from 2009 to 2011.
Martha holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, a Master's degree from the University of Illinois, and has completed advanced coursework in public policy and administration at Portland State University.
Martha focuses her attention on regional development, supporting local agriculture, and raising awareness for homeless veterans.
She presently sits as Vice Chair on the National Association of Counties (NACo) steering committee for Community, Economic, and Workforce Development, and is a member of NACo’s Rural Action Caucus. She has been an active member of the Association of O&C Counties for the last year, and is also a Regional Solution member for the Portland Metro area. Most recently, Commissioner Schrader helped convene an Oregon Solutions project called the “Clackamas Foodsystem ONEStop,” which brought together regional agriculture producers to create a virtual resource hub.
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