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Oregon Advisory Council

Contact: Email: 
875 Union St. NE | Salem, OR 97311 | Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM

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The Council meets quarterly with leadership to discuss a variety of topics 

Topics include, but not limited to: unemployment insurance trust fund solvency; program policy; legislation; and, funding. 

When the Legislature is in session, there is an additional monthly teleconference to update members on legislation. It is helpful if prospective members have an understanding of the legislative process. 

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Haley Alves​​
​Union Carpenter​
​Employee Representative
Kurtis ​​Barker
​Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians
​Public Representative
​Robert Camarillo
Oregon State Building and Construction Trades
​​Employee Representative
​Marc​ Chrismer
​Tillamook Creamery
​Employer Representative
Tom Cusack
Oregon Housing Blog​​Public Representative
Catie Theisen
Oregon AFL-CIOEmployee Representative
​Kathy Nishimoto
​Duckwall Pooley (retired)
Employer Representative
Laurie Westenberg
Plumb Accounting Services and Software
Public Representative
Robert Westerman
​IBEW Local 932
Employee Representative
Royce Williams​​​
Tri-Met​Employer Representative
​ ​David Gerstenfeld

​Acting Director;
Oregon Employment Department
​Ex-Officio Member

Rebecca Nance
​Senior Legislative Advisor
​​Employment Department Council Staff, Council Contact Person

​​Employment Department Advisory Council

Adopted Bylaws - February 11, 2022

Adopted Bylaws – January 10, 2017​​​


4th Quarter Council Meeting
Date to be determined.

Questions regarding upcoming meetings can be sent to the Advisory Council email​​.​