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Government Relations

What We Do

We guide ODOT's participation in state and federal legislative efforts and intergovernmental relationships with tribal governments to positively advance ODOT's mission and values for the benefit of all Oregonians.

Lindsay Baker
Assistant Director, Government and External Relations
503-986-3444 o
503-877-7019 m 

Kayla Hootsmans
Legislative Coordinator
503-986-3443 o
503-949-4975 m


Legislative Coordinator 

Legislative Coordinator 

Federal Affairs Advisor
503-986-3448 o
971-273-9519 m


Carolyn Holthoff
Tribal Liaison
503-986-3309 o
503-302-7294 m


Kayla Brinlee
Executive Support
503-986-3452 o


o = Office
m = Mobile ​ ​

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

In November 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA provided historic levels of investment across all types of infrastructure. For transportation infrastructure specifically, the IIJA reauthorized existing federal surface transportation programs through September 30, 2026, while also creating a host of new programs that will help bring the transportation system to a state of good repair.

For more details, please visit ODOT's IIJA webpage, or view the legislation​ in its entirety.


ODOT Building 

Contact Us


Government Relations Section

Oregon Department of Transportation

355 Capitol St. NE, MS11

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 986-2840

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