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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 


Nick Herrera
Legislative Coordinator
503-986-3109 o
503-931-7561 m


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


Amy Williams
Legislative Coordinator
503-986-3422 o
503-457-3335 m


Trevor Sleeman
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 ​ ​


President Obama signed into law the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The FAST Act reauthorizes federal surface transportation policy and funding through 2020. The five-year funding act is the first long-term federal reauthorization in over a decade. The FAST Act modestly increases transportation funding to ODOT and to local governments in Oregon.

​Grant Opportunties

The federal government offers grants to states for transportation projects. We post these opportunities whenever they are available.Sign up for email notifications to get the latest news.


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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