Chair Tootie Smith

Chairperson Tootie Smith

Tootie Smith

Current term: 2021-2024
Previous terms: 2013-2016

Tootie Smith was elected to be the Chair of Clackamas County Board of Commissioners in 2020. She previously served as commissioner from 2013–2016. Tootie represented Oregon’s 18th District in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2001–2005.


  • Keeping Calm in Crisis
    Over the last couple of years, we’ve experienced wildfires, the Covid pandemic, devastating ice storms, and heat dome. We got through all these difficult situations and are now better prepared for any future emergencies that may arise.
  • Protecting Your Money
    The County Budget will be focused on core services and on what the taxpayers demand such as stopping crime, ending homelessness and supporting our livelihoods.
  • Standing Up for Clackamas County
    Over the years, Clackamas County has been subjected to experiments in regional governance. Clackamas County is no longer a donor county to the region. We must have a comprehensive plan that ensures Clackamas County has the appropriate lands available for development in the appropriate areas.

Committees and Membership

  • Metro Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) alternate
  • Willamette Falls Locks Authority
  • Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO)
  • County Audit Committee
  • Internal Audit Oversight Committee
  • Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)
  • Hospital Facilities Authority Board
  • Emergency Preparedness Council ex-officio

About Tootie

Tootie is a fourth generation Clackamas County resident. Tootie was the firstborn of three siblings growing up on a farm in south Clackamas County, Oregon. Farming taught Tootie self-sufficiency, independence and hard work. She ultimately turned these early lessons into leadership qualities and began the Prairie House Inn Bed and Breakfast, a historical hospitality site in her hometown of Molalla.

Tootie is a published author of the book, “Pay to Play: Sexual Harassment American Style” available on Amazon. She speaks to groups on leadership and behavioral morals in the workplace. She also was a former newspaper editor and Executive Director of the Oregon Lands Coalition.

Tootie is a graduate of Concordia University and Mt Hood Community College.

Tootie still lives in Molalla with her husband, Nate. The couple own Meadowbrook Hill farm, a hazelnut farm.


2051 Kaen Road Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

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

Related Events
Budget, Board of County Commissioners