On behalf of Governor Kate Brown

the Multnomah County Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission is Seeking Applicants for TSCC Commissioner

Here is information on this important and rewarding volunteer opportunity.

 

Term of Service and Eligibility

The selected candidate’s term will begin on January 1, 2022. TSCC Commissioner terms are for four years. To be eligible to serve, a person must be a citizen of the United States and of Oregon and a resident and registered voter of Multnomah County.

About the Commission

The new Commissioner will join four other Commissioners on the board that oversees the TSCC. The Commissioners are a cohesive and collaborative group that works to influence the budget decisions of Multnomah County local governments and school districts. They do this by reading and analyzing the budget reviews prepared by TSCC staff, developing questions to ask of the local jurisdictions, and then conducting public hearings with the jurisdictions to explore budget and property tax issues.

TSCC is one of over 250 boards and commissions established by the state. Created by the legislature in 1919, TSCC has a long history of service to Multnomah County taxpayers, taxing districts, and elected officials as well as local governments and appointed and elected officials statewide. TSCC monitors and reports on the budgets, taxes, and debt of the diverse 42 taxing districts in the county. These include some of the largest local governments in the state (Multnomah County, TriMet, Portland Public Schools, City of Portland, Metro, and the Port of Portland) and some of the smallest.

Serving as a TSCC Commissioner is a unique opportunity for a thoughtful community member to influence the budget decisions of local governments. Commissioners are curious, professional citizens acting on behalf of Multnomah County taxpayers.  They find the work meaningful and rewarding. The Governor and the Commissioners want the TSCC to reflect the diversity of the community it serves.

How to Apply

For information on applying to serve on TSCC, please visit the Governor’s Boards and Commissions Website. For more information about TSCC, contact the Executive Director, Allegra Willhite, at allegra.willhite@multco.us.

 

TSCC Announces New Executive Director

The Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission is pleased to announce we have selected our new executive director, Allegra Willhite. Allegra has over 13 years of state and local government experience here in Oregon. Allegra first began her work in local government at the League of Oregon Cities, where she spent several years as the League’s research coordinator focusing on a variety of projects, including a deep dive into Oregon property tax reform. This experience kicked off a keen interest in the unique challenges facing local governments, and she continued her career at Multnomah County, the City of Gresham, and most recently, Clackamas County. Allegra’s work has focused on budget and finance analysis, leadership, project management, training, and communication, all skills that will serve her well as TSCC Executive Director. Allegra has a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Whitman College.

Allegra is thrilled to bring her skill set to the TSCC. In her words: “I am grateful and enthusiastic for the opportunity to join the TSCC. My most satisfying professional accomplishments are those that support and improve our local communities, and TSCC offers a unique opportunity to directly serve the public, local governments, school districts, and other taxing entities serving Multnomah County, through one organization. I’m excited to learn more about our TSCC members and I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience as the organization continues its good work.”

Allegra will join TSCC on August 31, and our current director Craig Gibons will stay on until October 20 to help onboard Allegra in her new role. The Commission looks forward to working with Allegra, and when she begins her new position with TSCC, we hope that you will join us in welcoming her.

David Barringer, Chair

 

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