Commission Chair Tammy Baney
In 2007, voters elected Commissioner Tammy Baney, who had spent many years in the hospitality and real estate industries, to the Deschutes County Commission. During her time in office, Baney has emerged as a leading voice on healthcare reform and overall health system improvement. Her leadership has been recognized by organizations throughout Oregon and nationally. Baney was elected by her peers as president of the Association of Oregon Counties and the Oregon Business Association recognized her as Oregon Statesman of the Year.
Baney currently serves as the chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission, which oversees the Oregon Department of Transportation and establishes state transportation policy for Oregon's cities and counties. She was appointed to the commission by former Gov. John Kitzhaber in 2011. She also serves on the Oregon Housing Stability Council, which directs the state's affordable-housing agency. She was appointed to the council by former Gov. Ted Kulongoski in 2010. She was recently appointed as chair by Gov. Kate Brown.
Baney has put her passion for healthy communities and families into practice by leading the Central Oregon Health Council, which governs the region's Coordinated Care Organization and works to improve the health outcomes of residents across Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. During her time in office, she has worked closely with state and local agencies to modernize Oregon's public health system. She is currently a part of a state task force that is analyzing the potential modernization of Oregon's behavioral health system for youth and children.
A tireless advocate for Deschutes County residents, Baney serves as chair of the Deschutes County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council and is a member of the KIDS Center Advisory Board. She is a founding member of the Family Access Network Foundation and also serves on both the Central Oregon Visitors Association Board and Central Oregon Film Office Board.
A dedicated community member, Baney has volunteered with many community and non-profit organizations. She has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate; foster parent; Bend Area Habitat for Humanity board member; and co-founder of the Deschutes County Meth Action Coalition.
Baney is grateful to have received the following awards:
2012 - Oregon Statesman of the Year, Oregon Business Association
2010 - Association of Oregon Counties Mental Health Award of Excellence
2009 - Public Official of the Year, Central Oregon Builders Association
2008 - Outstanding Public Partner Award, Partnership to End Poverty
2005 - Central Oregon Volunteer of the Year
2005 - Deschutes County Public Health Hero
Baney enjoys spending time with her daughter Addy and three grown foster daughters. In her free time, Baney enjoys competing in the annual La Pine Frontier Days Lawn Mower Races and enjoying all that the beautiful central Oregon landscape has to offer.
7/1/2011 to 6/30/2015; 7/1/2015 TO 6/30/2019
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, Van Bocklin 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