For Immediate Release
November 16, 2016
Association of Oregon Counties to Hire Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan
Eugene, OR – The Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) announced today that Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan will be joining the staff on January 1. Commissioner Morgan will be working on transportation issues for the association.
“I am honored and excited about taking on a role with AOC,” said Morgan. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with great and experienced people in the policy arena and bring the knowledge and skills I have to benefit Oregon counties.”
“I am ecstatic to have Susan join our transportation team. Her knowledge and experience at the local and state level is invaluable,” said Emily Ackland, director of AOC’s County Road Program.
AOC’s Executive Director Mike McArthur added, “The Oregon county family is grateful that Susan Morgan will continue her distinguished career with the Association of Oregon Counties.”
In addition to being a county commissioner, Morgan is also a member of the Oregon Transportation Commission – a position she will vacate at the end of November. Morgan served as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1999-2009. She chaired the Southwest Oregon Workgroup for Economic Development through Transportation, a private/public partnership across five counties that worked cooperatively to use transportation infrastructure investments to support economic development in the region. Morgan served on ODOT’s Rail Advisory Committee, Rail Funding Taskforce, State Rail Plan Update workgroup, and the South West Area Commission on Transportation. Morgan also has extensive history in the forest products industry.
Morgan joins Mike Eliason on the transportation team to work on the critically-needed transportation package during the 2017 legislative session.
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