Commission Chair Tammy Baney
Tammy Baney is in her second term as a Deschutes County Commissioner. She also serves as the elected President of the Association of Oregon Counties. Baney has an extensive background in public service and community advocacy, working with groups such as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children), Habitat for Humanity, Commission on Children and Families, Family Law Advisory Council, Family Access Network and has been a foster parent for years. Baney was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to various leadership teams to assist with policy creation for both early childhood learning and healthcare reform efforts. Baney was appointed by Governor Kulongoski to the Oregon Housing Council in 2010 and also serves on the Road User Fee Task Force for the OTC. She is a champion for integrating community health reform into transportation planning. Baney is the proud mom of Addy and her three grown foster daughters Lindsi, Ashley, and Alesha.
7/1/2011 to 6/30/2015; 7/1/2015 TO 6/30/2019
Commissioner Paula Brown
Paula Brown owns and operates Dana Campbell Vineyards in Ashland, Oregon, with her husband. She is a registered civil engineer in both Oregon and California. She is a combat veteran. Brown served in the United States Navy, Civil Engineer Corps from 1982-2016. In the Naval Reserves she was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 2010 and served as Deputy of the First Naval Construction Division and most recently as Deputy Naval Facilities Engineering Command. She retired from the Navy in October 2016.
Brown also served Director of Public Works for the city of Ashland and the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, and worked as an engineer for the city of Santa Paula and the Ventura Regional Sanitation District in California.
Brown holds a masters of Secondary Education degree from George Washington University. Commission Term
12/19/2016 to 6/30/2020
Commissioner Alando Simpson
Alando Simpson is vice president and owner of City of Roses Disposal & Recycling in Portland. He graduated from Portland State University with a degree in communications and has served as a board member for the National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon and the Oregon Sustainability Board. Simpson is a certified LEED Green Associate, and is involved in supporting Oregon small businesses. He is on the board of the City of Portland Small Business Advisory Council. Simpson is also involved with youth sports, and currently serves as chair of the Oregon Sports Authority Advisory Council. He resides in Portland.
7/1/2014 to 6/30/2018
Commissioner Sean O'Hollaren
Sean O'Hollaren is vice president for Government and Public Affairs at Nike. He has served in a number of positions in government, including the White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, the principal liaison between the White House and the US Senate, and Special Assistant to the President in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. He served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation, heading up the Office of Governmental Affairs at the U.S. DOT. He served during the creation of the Transportation Security Administration and its transition to the Department of Homeland Security. O’Hollaren served former Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield in a number of capacities, before joining the Senate Appropriations Committee as a member of the Professional Staff.
An Oregon native, O’Hollaren grew up in Portland and Bend. He holds a degree in Political Science and Psychology from Willamette University, and completed the Certificate program in Business Management at Georgetown University. O’Hollaren serves on the Board of Trustees at Willamette University; the Board of Directors of Jobs for American Graduates, and the Board of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry.
He and his wife Hilary live in Portland, Oregon, with their three children. O'Hollaren is an automobile enthusiast and also enjoys cycling, running, skiing and sailing.
5/22/2015 to 6/30/2016; 7/1/2016 to 6/30/2020
Commissioner Bob Van Brocklin
Robert Van Brocklin is a partner in the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP, where he works from the firm's Portland office. He is the immediate past Firm Managing Partner and CEO of Stoel Rives. Van Brocklin’s legal practice has focused on energy, land use, and infrastructure development, including on complex project siting and administrative law and policy matters. Van Brocklin currently serves on the boards of the Portland Business Alliance, All Hands Raised, and the University of Oregon Law School Advisory Committee. He has also served on the boards of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Portland Schools Foundation, Portland Center Stage, and the Oregon Symphony Association, among others. Bob was born in Montana and raised in Oregon and is married to Sue Van Brocklin.
Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Bob served on the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., and as Director of Government Affairs for the City of Portland, Oregon.
11/17/2017 to 6/30/2021