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Corky Collier

Representing District Homeowner Aric Outlaw

Board Member CORKY COLLIER

In January 1997, Corky Collier’s home in northern California was swept away in a major flood. While he had felt safe because his home was at the 100 year flood elevation, the result was a loss of everything except what he had in a small duffel bag. That experience informs his work on the MCDD levee system, serving on the board since 2017.

As Executive Director of the Columbia Corridor Association since 2004, Corky’s job also covers the four drainage districts. He works on a wide variety of issues affecting the economic prosperity of the largest economic corridor in Oregon, including transportation, land use, and natural resources. He helped establish and manages two business education programs: ResourceFull Use and the Groundwater Protection Program.

Corky has also co-owned a whitewater rafting outfitter, directed a major ballot measure campaign, managed media and outreach for environmental issues and developed content for a dot-com startup. He has chaired the Portland Freight Committee and served on the Columbia Slough Watershed Council Board. He holds degrees in Biology and Geography from the University of Texas. Old awards include Eagle Scout; new awards include the Columbia Slough Watershed Council Leadership Award. Corky lives in North Portland within view of the St. Johns Bridge and Forest Park with his wife Sara and son Henry.

Board Membership

Seat 1

Has served on board since 2017

Current term ends 2022


KEN ANDERTON

PORT OF PORTLAND

A head shot of Ken Anderton

Ken Anderton is the Senior Manager of Real Estate Development for the Port of Portland and joined the MCDD board in 2019. He has been active in the airport and industrial real estate field since 1997 and has served a variety of real estate related roles in his 17 years with the Port.  He started his career in Salt Lake City where he was the Airport Property Manager during the 2002 Olympic Games.

In his current role at the Port, Ken leads a team to acquire, develop and redevelop industrial and aviation properties; while supporting the Port’s mission to retain and recruit traded sector companies to locate to the Portland Metro area. He also serves as the program manager for Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park an EPA award winning brownfield redevelopment and Gresham Vista Business Park.

Ken holds a BS in Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA with emphasis in International Business from University of Phoenix.

Board Membership

Seat 2

Has served on board since 2019

Current term ends 2020


MIKE WELLS, BOARD PRESIDENT

PACIFIC NW PROPERTIES, INC.
Board Member Mike WellsMike has served on the board of MCDD since 2012, representing his employer Stratus Real Estate Developers. Mike has over 30 years of commercial real estate transaction and development experience. He is a past trustee of the Multnomah Athletic Club, former president of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties, and former chair of the Institute for Youth Success. Mike also serves on the Dean’s Circle for the OSU School of Business. In his free time, Mike enjoys skiing, running, golfing, fishing, bird hunting, and spending time with his wife LeAnn and their three adult children.

Board Memberhip

Seat 3

Has served on board since 2012

Current term ends 2021


NIKI SCHULZ, BOARD SECRETARY & TREASURER

DISTRICT HOMEOWNER

District EmployeeComing soon.

Board Membership

Seat 4

Has served on the board since 2018

Current term ends in 2021


NANCY HENDRICKSON

CITY OF PORTLAND, BUREAU OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Board Member Nancy HendersonNancy Hendrickson is a Program Manager for the City of Portland, Environmental Services and has served on the MCDD board representing the City since 2018.  Nancy manages the Columbia Watersheds Team, which encompasses the Columbia Slough watershed and Portland-area portions of the Columbia River including Hayden Island.  For more than 20 years Nancy has engaged the community, neighboring jurisdictions, three Drainage Districts, and state and federal agencies to improve the Columbia Slough and its watershed.  Nancy also serves as the Bureau liaison to the three Drainage Districts in the City of Portland. Nancy has a BA in chemistry and an MS in environmental science.  In her spare time, Nancy enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking in Oregon, and she teaches self-defense for children and adults.

Board Membership

Seat 5

Has served on the board since 2018

Current term ends in 2020


CONTACT

Contact your MCDD Board at MCDDboard@mcdd.org

 

EMERALD BOGUE

PORT OF PORTLAND

Coming soon.

Board Membership

Seat 1

Has served on board since 2019

Current term ends 2020


CLAUDIO CAMPUZANO

Claudio joined the PEN1 Board in 2019. Originally from New York City, Claudio moved to Portland in 2008 to join the City of Portland’s budget office. After 10 years, he left the role of Interim City Budget Director to head to Portland Parks & Recreation in 2018 as the Finance, Property and Technology Manager. A committed public servant, he is dedicated to supporting the bureau provide resilient, sustainable, and equitable recreation services, developed park experiences, urban canopy, and natural areas to all Portlanders. Claudio enjoys spending time with his family, playing futsal and boardgames, and rooting for the Timbers and Thorns.

Board Membership

Seat 2

Has served on board since 2019

Current term ends 2021


ANNELIESE KOEHLER

METRO

Anneliese is a native Oregonian who joined the PEN 1 Board in 2020. Born and raised in Hillsboro, she moved to the east coast for college before eventually returning home to Portland. She currently works as the Regional and State Affairs Advisor for Metro where she advances policy solutions to ensure that our region thrives. Previously, she worked for Oregon Food Bank, advocating for anti-hunger public policy priorities with a specialization in housing and transportation. She started her career as a Jesuit Volunteer doing legal work for death row inmates in Texas and has her BA in economics and history from Amherst College.

Board Membership

Seat 3

Has served on the board since 2020

Current term ends in 2022


JEFF NUDELMAN

HARSCH INVESTMENT PROPERTIES

Jeff is a fourth-generation Oregonian and has been a member of the PEN1 Board since 2011. After attending the University of Oregon and Lewis and Clark Law School, Jeff served as an aide to a U.S. congressman. He then practiced law in Portland, Oregon for more than twenty years with a private firm and during that time, he was the leader of the firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group and worked on several high profile real estate developments in and around the Northwest.

In 2006, Jeff became General Counsel to one of the nation’s largest building material suppliers. Since 2008, he has been General Counsel of Harsch Investment Properties. Jeff has led and served on several boards including the Friends of Children, Oregon Zoo Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, University of Oregon Alumni Association, and Greater Portland Hillel. He has received the University of Oregon’s Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award and the League of Minority Voters Liberty and Hope Award. Outside of work, Jeff spends his time coaching youth baseball and basketball. Outside of work, Jeff spends his time coaching youth baseball and basketball.

Board Membership

Seat 4

Has served on the board since 2011

Current term ends in 2020


JAMES ALLISON, BOARD PRESIDENT

CITY OF PORTLAND, BUREAU OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

District EmployeeJames joined the PEN1 Board in 2016. Originally from arid southern California, James has spent the last 25 years living in the rain in Portland and working on environmental enhancement and water resource protection projects. He currently serves as the Program Manager for Large Scale Sewer Rehab and Engineering Services Design Services Division for Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. He previously served as Land Stewardship Division Manager for Portland Parks & Recreation where he oversaw planning and operations for more than 220 parks, natural areas, and gardens. He is committed to providing reliable infrastructure that provides land uses for communities and integrates the needs for a healthy environment and public access to open space. When not working, James spends as much time as possible outside with his wife and two sons.

Board Membership

Seat 5

Has served on board since 2016

Current term ends 2022


CONTACT

Contact your PEN1 Board at PEN1board@mcdd.org

 

CATHY KELLON

Gyrid Hyde-Towle

Cathy P. Kellon joined the PEN2 Board in February 2020. She currently serves as the executive director of the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. She has 20 years of experience in designing and applying strategic approaches to improve habitat for native fish and wildlife, build public awareness about the value of nature’s services, and increase community access to clean water. She was previously the Director of the Working Waters Program at the nonprofit organization, the Geos Institute and prior to that, the Water and Watersheds Program Director at the nonprofit, Ecotrust. She earned her Master’s degree in Geography, with a minor in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, from Oregon State University.

Board Membership

Seat 1Has served on board since 2021

Current term ends 2023


MARYHELEN KINCAID

PEN2 RESIDENT

Board Member MaryHelen KincaidMaryhelen has served on the PEN2 Board since 2017. She retired in 2012 after 22 years with AAA Oregon/Idaho working in a variety of roles in travel services, accounting, and project management. She previously worked as a Customer Service Agent for Pacific Southwest Airlines, Aging Services in California and Portland, and as an electric meter reader, a paralegal, and a lifeguard.

Maryhelen serves on a number of committees, including the Port of Portland’s Citizen Advisory Committee, Friends of the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, North Portland Parks Group, and Levee Ready Columbia. She is currently working on the Vanport Placemarking Project, which aims to install historic markers and an interpretive center to honor the structural, natural, and cultural history of the former Vanport site.

She is the former chair and land use chair of the East Columbia Neighborhood and is currently involved with restoration and enhancement projects for the Columbia Children’s Arboretum and the Blue Heron Wetlands. When not in a meeting, Maryhelen spends time in her garden, visits lighthouses and baseball parks, and enjoys traveling to new and unique places.

Board Membership

Seat 2

Has served on board since 2017

Current term ends 2021


VAL HUMBLE, BOARD PRESIDENT

PEN2 RESIDENT

Board Member Val HumbleVal was appointed to the PEN2 Board in 2015 and has served as Board President since 2017. He and his wife have owned and occupied a home near the Columbia Children’s Arboretum in the East Columbia Neighborhood since 1978. They raised their three children in the district and watched the neighborhood change from heavily agricultural to mostly residential and industrial with the growth of transportation-related businesses.

Val retired from Freightliner (Daimler Trucks North America) in 2007, ending a 26-year career as a Systems Programmer. He and his wife are both active in the East Columbia Neighborhood Association.

Board Membership

Seat 3

Has served on board since 2015

Current term ends 2022


KAREN MYERS, BOARD SECRETARY & TREASURER

DISTRICT HOMEOWNER

Karen is a native Oregonian. She graduated from Gregory Heights and Madison High School and worked in various roles as a dental assistant and as a route manager for the Community Press prior to serving a long-term career at City Bible Church (now known as Mannahouse) for 28 years. She moved with her family to the district in 2001 and shortly thereafter became involved with the East Columbia Neighborhood Association. She has contributed years of hard work to clean-up and enhance the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, among several other projects in the community. Having grown up in Portland, Karen remembers the Vanport flood and is passionate about increasing awareness of flood-risk and preparedness in her community.

In her free time, she enjoys fishing and supporting organizations abroad such as Food for the Hungry in Guatemala, Uganda, Cambodia, and China.

Board Membership

Seat 4

Has served on board since 2008

Term up in 2022


LESLIE SAWYER

DISTRICT HOMEOWNER

Leslie has served on the PEN2 Board since 2019. She retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 2001 after 26 years working in a variety of roles in accounting and the criminal investigation division.

She is the former chair and land use chair of the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association. While on the Bridgeton Neighborhood board she worked with representatives from Portland, the USACE, and MCDD to keep trees on the Bridgeton Road levee. She was a member of the Columbia River Crossing Committee for many years. She lives on a floating home and is very interested in the plans to improve the levee.

Leslie spends her free time on her sailboat and enjoys social dancing and Zumba. In 2016-2018, she made a two-year sailing trip to Mexico and sailed throughout the Sea of Cortez.

Board Membership

Seat 5

Has served on board since 2019


CONTACT

Contact your PEN2 Board at PEN2board@mcdd.org

KEN ANDERTON

PORT OF PORTLAND

A head shot of Ken AndertonKen Anderton is the Senior Manager of Real Estate Development for the Port of Portland and joined the SDIC Board in 2019. He has been active in the airport and industrial real estate field since 1997 and has served a variety of real estate related roles in his 17 years with the Port. He started his career in Salt Lake City where he was the Airport Property Manager during the 2002 Olympic Games.

In his current role at the Port, Ken leads a team to acquire, develop and redevelop industrial and aviation properties; while supporting the Port’s mission to retain and recruit traded sector companies to locate to the Portland Metro area. He also serves as the program manager for Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park an EPA award winning brownfield redevelopment and Gresham Vista Business Park.

Ken holds a BS in Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA with emphasis in International Business from University of Phoenix.

Board Membership

Seat 1

Has served on the board since 2019

Current term ends 2020


TOM HANSELL, BOARD PRESIDENT

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

Board Member Tom HanselTom Hansell has 22 years of experience with Multnomah County as a results-oriented finance/asset manager. An enthusiastic, high-energy, and technologically savvy individual who demonstrates his capability to effectively manage and lead the delivery of GIS, Asset Management and Financial Services as an employee at Multnomah County’s Department of Community Services. His duties include managing several complex programs, acting as a Board Director for the Sandy Drainage Improvement Company, and serving as District Administrator for two County Service Districts (Mid-County Street Lighting and Dunthorpe-Riverdale Sanitary Sewer).

Under Tom’s finance manager role he serves as staff to a Citizen Budget Advisory Committee soliciting community input in preparation of the department’s annual budget. Tom has served on the SDIC Board since 2016.

Board Membership

Seat 2

Has served on board since 2016

Current term ends 2021


TANNEY STAFFENSON, BOARD SECRETARY & TREASURER

CITY OF TROUTDALE

Tanney started in the grocery business at Lamb’s Markets in 1975 sorting bottles. While majoring in business management at Portland State University, he worked his way up to Store Director in 1983. He opened five new stores and became a partner in the company in 1990. Throughout his professional career, he has volunteered and served on several boards and committees, including eight years as chairman of the Thriftway Advertising committee and ten years on the Thriftway/Sentry Board of Directors, representing 39 stores in Oregon, Northern California, and Southwest Washington.

After 32 years with Lamb’s Markets, he retired. He presently serves as an adviser and a member of Progressive Grocers Advisory Board and the National Share Group, and as an Elder at Mountainview Christian Church. Additionally, Tanney serves on the City of Troutdale’s Planning Commission and Budget Committee and chairs the Town Center Redevelopment Committee. In 2017, Tanney was honored to be named Troutdale Citizen of the year. Tanney has served on the SDIC Board since 2015.

Board Membership

Seat 3

Has served on board since 2015

Current term ends 2022


SEAT 4

Vacant

Current Term Ends 2021


SEAT 5

Vacant

Current Term Ends 2022


CONTACT

Contact your SDIC Board at SDICboard@mcdd.org

 

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ANN GRAVATT

PORT OF PORTLAND

BOB SALLINGER

PORTLAND AUDUBON

COMMISSIONER LORI STEGMANN

MULTNOMAH COUNTY

CORKY COLLIER

MULTNOMAH COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1

COUNCILOR DAVE RIPMA

CITY OF TROUTDALE

COUNCILOR MIKE WEATHERBY

CITY OF FAIRVIEW

ERIK MOLANDER

RESIDENT OF THE MANAGED FLOODPLAIN

JAMES ALLISON

PENINSULA DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1

JOHN NIIYAMA

CITY OF WOOD VILLAGE

JOHNELL BELL

BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE IN THE MANAGED FLOODPLAIN

MARYHELEN KINCAID

PENINSULA DRAINAGE DISTRICT #2

MICHAEL JORDAN

CITY OF PORTLAND

PAUL LUMLEY

NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES (NAYA)

TONY DEFALCO

VERDE

STEVE FANCHER

CITY OF GRESHAM

TANNEY STAFFENSON

SANDY DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT COMPANY

 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP

All District Board members serve three-year terms beginning and ending at the District’s annual landowner meeting. If vacancies occur mid-term, board members may be appointed by the board to serve the remainder of the term.

To be eligible for election or appointment, candidates must own land or be authorized to represent a landowning entity in the district’s boundaries. Click here to see a map of the district boundaries.