CONTACT: Megan Chuinard
Salem, Ore. (August 13, 2020) —Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) announced today that Greg Wolf will retire as County Solutions director at the end of October. Wolf has served as AOC’s County Solutions director since the program’s inception. Launched in 2015 as a new member service pilot program, County Solutions was tasked with enhancing shared services and economic opportunity through regional cooperation and innovation. Prior to joining the AOC team in 2015, Wolf founded and directed Oregon Solutions, Oregon Consensus and National Policy Consensus Center at PSU and served as the State’s regional solutions and intergovernmental director.
“We are all grateful for Greg’s work to build County Solutions and expand service offerings to our members. With over 30 years of experience working in state and local governments, we celebrate with him in this milestone, and share our appreciation for his dedication to AOC,” said AOC Executive Director, Gina Firman Nikkel, Ph.D.
With Wolf’s upcoming departure, AOC Legislative Affairs Manager, Andy Smith, will transition immediately to deputy director of County Solutions through the end of October and take over as director of County Solutions in November. “Andy has worked side-by-side with Greg on a variety of County Solutions projects, and we are confident that he will continue to build this program far into the future,” said Nikkel.
In addition, new AOC Legislative Affairs Manager, Lizzy Atwood Wills will acquire the health and human services and housing policy portfolio utilizing her experience in various roles with advocacy organizations and legislative experience to support AOC members in the legislative process.
The Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) unites Oregon’s 36 county governments. Founded in 1906, AOC brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on statewide and national policy, exchange ideas, build new leadership skills, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service, while enriching the public’s understanding of county government.