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North Coast Region​​ (Clatsop, Columb​ia, L​incoln, and Tillamook Counties)
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Mark Ellsworth
North Coast Region Coordinator

Mark E​llsworth
North Coast R​egion Coordinator 
503-703-6706 – Mark.Ellsworth@oregon.gov

Before his assignment in the Governor’s Office, Mark worked as a Committee Administrator for the Oregon Legislative Assembly. He also worked in the private sector as a commercial banker, a financial analyst, and as a re-engineering consultant to corporations in addressing efficiency and profitability issues. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.




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North Coast Regional Solutions Center
Tillamook Bay Community College, 4301 3rd St, Tillamook, OR  97141​



North Coast Regional Solutions Staff

​​​Governor's Office ​–​ Mark​ Ellsworth​ OHCS –​ Vacan​t
DEQ –​ Je​nnifer Purcell  OBDD (Busi​ness Development Officer)  –​​ Dennie Houle
DLCD –​​ Patrick Wingard

OBDD (Infrastructure Finance Authority) ​​ Melanie Olson
ODOT –​​ Jae Pudewell OBDD (Infrastructure Finance Authority) ​​ Loren Shultz



North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee
 
​​​Senator Betsy Johnson
Convener – 
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Senator Betsy Johnson
Convener, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

First elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2001, Senator Johnson has served in the Oregon Senate since 2005. She is a licensed commercial pilot and founder of Transwestern Aviatio​n. Sen. Johnson has served on numerous local, regional and national boards and commissions, including the OHSU Foundation, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, the OPB Foundation, and is a former Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.


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Harold Snow
Philanthropic Representative  ​Read more »

Harold Snow
Philanthropic Representative, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Mr. Snow is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Community Foundation, and has been a local government attorney for over 40 years.







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Paul Langner
Business Representative –  Read more »

Paul Langner
Business Representative, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Paul Langner oversees the intermodal operations for Teevin Bros in their Rainier, Eugene, Albany, and Umatilla facilities. Prior to coming to Teevin Bros, Mr. Langner also has worked for the Port of St Helens and is a 23-year veteran of the US Coast Guard, having served in 13 duty stations in eight states. He has serves on the ConnectOregon rail and marine modal review committees.



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Commissioner Tony Hyde
AOC Representative  Read more »

Commissioner Tony Hyde
AOC Representative, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Commissioner Tony Hyde is currently in his 18th year as a member of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners. A former mayor of Vernonia, Commissioner Hyde has served on several state-wide boards, commissions and task forces, including the Oregon Business Development Commission.




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Mayor Shirley Kalkhoven
LOC Representative –​ Read more »

Mayor Shirley Kalkhoven
LOC Representative, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Mayor Kalkhoven has served the City of Nehalem for 10 years in her current role. She is Immediate Past President of the Oregon Mayor's Association, Past President and current board member of the League of Oregon Cities and has served on numerous local, regional, and statewide committees and commissions.




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Kurt Englund
Committee Appointment – ​Read more »

Kurt Englund
Committee Appointment, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Kurt Englund is the President of the Englund Marine Group which consists of seven coastal retail locations, three wholesale warehouses and a marine safety shop. He resides in Astoria, which is the company headquarters.




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Lawrence Galizio
Committee Appointment –​ Read more »

Lawrence Galizio
Committee Appointment, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Dr. Lawrence Galizio currently serves as the president of Clatsop Community College. Before coming to CCC, Dr. Galizio was Director for Strategic Planning for the Chancellor's Office of the Oregon University System and a full-time faculty member at Portland Community College. Dr. Galizio also has served three terms in the Oregon Legislature (2004-2009) and holds degrees from UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University.


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Mark Labhart
Committee Appointment –​ Read more »

Mark Labhart
Committee Appointment, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Mark Labhart is currently serving in his 10th year as a Tillamook County Commissioner. Prior to this service, he worked for 34 yrs. At the Oregon Department of Forestry of which 20 yrs. were spent as manager of the majority of the Tillamook State Forest - the largest State Forest in Oregon. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Forestry from Oregon State University.


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Mayor Don Larson
Committee Appointment 
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Mayor Don Larson
Committee Appointment, North Coast Regional Solutions Advisory Committee

Don Larson has served as mayor of Seaside since January of 2003 and prior to this service was a member of the city council for three years and the planning commission for four years. Mayor Larson is a former officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and a former member of the David Douglas School Board.





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