About ODHS

​​​​​​​​​​​​What W​​​​e Do

Oregon Department of Human Services' (ODHS) Government Relations Unit guides the agency's participation in state and federal legislative efforts to advance the ODHS mission and values for the benefit of all people in Oregon.​


2022 Legislative Session

ODHS is focused on three agency-wide priorities during the regular 2022 session:

  1. Strengthening the foundations of human services
  2. Responding to emergencies and disasters
  3. Creating the future of human services in Oregon

Learn more about the agency's priorities and state budget requests.​
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​Legislative Community Partner​ Calls

All times are subject to change; for more information, please contact the assigned Legislative Analyst.

Aging and People with Disabilities
Every other Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 pm through end of session
Upcoming dates for 2021: March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12...

Office of Developmental Disabilities Services
Every other Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 pm through end of session.
Upcoming dates for 2021: March 24, April 7, April 21, May 5...

Stakeholder Call Information​

Self-Sufficiency Programs
Every second Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm
Upcoming dates for 2022: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13... 
Join by Zoom​ or call 669-254-5252; Meeting ID: 160 701 0879; Passcode: 121624

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Contact Us

Government Relations Legislative Unit
500 Summer St. NE, E-62
Salem, OR 97303


Roberto A. Gutierrez
Government Relations Unit Manager

Soren Metzger
Senior Legislative Policy Analyst
soren.k.metzger@dhsoha.state.or.us
503-277-9602

Kristin Strommer
Public Affairs Specialist
kristin.a.​strommer@dhsoha.stat​e.or.us
971-372-0761

Lindsay Maben
Legislative Assistant