Olson served on the Oregon Transportation Commission and the Port of Portland Commission
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement on the death of Mary Olson:
“Oregon loses a great public servant with the passing of Mary Olson. Mary never stopped giving back to our state. Over the years, she volunteered her expertise and experience to critical conversations about Oregon transportation, infrastructure, and trade. No matter how complex the issue, she was determined to find the best, fairest solutions. She was serious about improving our state, but always managed to bring her keen sense of humor to the table. She will be missed."