Commissioner Martha Schrader

Martha Schrader has served continuously as a Clackamas County Commissioner since January 2013 and was recently elected again in 2021. She previously served as a commissioner from 2003 to 2009 (and as Chair from 2005 to 2007). Martha represented Oregon’s 20th District as state senator from 2009 to 2011.

Commissioner Martha Schrader

Martha Schrader

Current term: 2021–2024
Previous terms: 2017–2020


  • Addressing regional housing needs by pursuing affordable housing capacity and tackling the ongoing homelessness problem
  • Supporting local business expansion and retention
  • Promoting economic development through reducing development barriers
  • Addressing childcare needs affecting providers, employers and families
  • Collaborating with local community colleges, businesses and other community partners to develop and strengthen the workforce

Committees and membership

  • Association of Oregon Counties (AOC)
    • Executive Committee, Immediate Past President
    • Board of Directors
    • Governance and Revenue Committee Co-Chair
    • Vice Chair of Community Solutions Advisory Committee
    • Legislative Committee Member
  • National Association of Oregon Counties (NACo)
    • Chair of Community Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee
    • Member Services Committee Member
    • Large Urban County Caucus Member
  • Clackamas Workforce Partnership Ex-Offico Board Member
  • Greater Portland, Inc. Ex-Officio Board Member
  • County Advisory Boards & Committees as Determined

About Martha

Before entering office, Martha was an entomologist, a schoolteacher and a librarian. From 1982 until 2012, she owned and operated Three Rivers Farm in Canby, growing and selling local organic produce. She is the proud mother of five children and seven grandchildren. In her free time, Martha enjoys kayaking on the Clackamas River and around Willamette Falls. Martha holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, a master's degree in entomology from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in education from Portland State University. She is also a fellow with the American Leadership Forum. Bringing together her love of fresh food, farms and home cooking, Martha also has a cooking show on the Clackamas County Government Channel.


2051 Kaen Road Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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