Meet Jay



Married in 1982 to his wife, Elizabeth. Moved to Lane County, River Road area, in 1993. Moved to Elmira in 2006. They incorporated Elizabeth’s vibrant graphics business in 2008, which employs and contracts locally. Jay serves as the financial officer for the corporation. The business is profitable and includes graphic design work as well as publication of a bimonthly needlepoint periodical. Jay and Elizabeth ride and, at one time, raced their tandem bicycle. They live behind Elmira High School, with four outstanding standard poodles, one very content cat, and a flock of Ducks.

Biographical Highlights


2011-Present  County Commissioner, Lane County

2006-Present Secretary/Treasurer, EB Design and Publishing, Inc. dba Needlepoint Now

1997-2010 Senior Engineer, Water Division, Eugene Water and Electric Board

1993-1997 Engineering Manager, Branch Engineering, Springfield

1989-1993 Senior Project Manager, Greenhorne and O’mara Inc, Greenbelt, MD

1984-1987 Senior Project Manager, The Riemer Group, Inc, Ellicott City, MD

1983-1984 Conservation Planner & Sediment and Erosion Control Inspector, Howard County, MD

1981-1983 Design Engineer, Kidde Consultants, Inc, Environmental Division, Towson, MD


1981 BS, Agricultural Engineering, University of Maryland

1994-Present Professional Engineer, State of Oregon, No. 17489

1987-1994 Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, No. 15508


2011-Present  Lane County Commissioner – West Lane District 1

2011-Present  Economic Development Standing Committee

2011-Present  Vice Chair, Three Rivers Foundation Board

2010-Present  Charter Member, Applegate Trail Lions Club

2009-Present Member, Florence Chamber of Commerce

2009-Present Member, Tri-County Chamber of Commerce

2006-Present Member, Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce

2017- Present Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, National Association of Counties

2017- Present Co-Chair, Public Safety Committee Association of Oregon Counties

2014 Chair, District 5 Association of Oregon Counties

2013 Vice Chair, District 5 Association of Oregon Counties

2012-2013 & 2017 Vice Chair, Lane County Board of Commissioners

2012-2013, 2015-Present  Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority Board (Vice Chair 2016-Present)

2016-Present  Cleaner Air Oregon Rulemaking Advisory Committee

2015-Present  Lane Public Safety Coordinating Council

2015-Present  Human Services Commission

2011-2012 Metropolitan Planning Commission

2011 Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission

2003-2010 Member, Lane Economic Committee

2007 Chair, Lane Community College Board of Education

2003-2007 Board Member, Lane Community College Board of Education

2004-2006 Rotary and EF Host Family to Foreign Exchange Students

2003-2006 Founding Board Member, River Road/Santa Clara Volunteer Library

2003-2005 Member, City Club of Eugene

2003-2005 Member, Eugene Metropolitan Rotary

2004 Secretary, Eugene Metropolitan Rotary

2000-2002 Member, River Road/Santa Clara Urban Services Committee