Bios of Current Commissioners
The public members of the Governor's Commission on Senior Services are appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A majority of the membership shall be 60 years of age or older. The commission membership must be:
- Broadly representative of major public and private agencies who are experienced in or have demonstrated particular interest in the special needs of elderly persons;
- Advocates for elderly persons;
- Persons who are active in advocacy organizations representing the interests of the elderly and people with disabilities who are served by programs provided by the Department of Human Services (DHS); or
- Consumers of DHS services including low income, minority and people with disabilities.
For more information, please see the 2017 Member Guide
How to Apply
Individuals who wish to serve on the Governor's Commission on Senior Services must submit an interest form to the governor. Potential members are screened to ensure that they meet the criteria. The governor's office will consult with interested parties before making a decision. The governor's office may request that the Oregon State Police review a person's background before making an appointment.
You may download the interest forms at the Governor's Web page.