Lynn Peterson took office as the President of Metro Council, Portland Oregon’s regional government, in January 2019. Metro is responsible for metropolitan level land use and transportation planning and plan implementation, including the administration of the regional urban growth boundary and the adoption and implementation of the regional transportation plan for 24 cities and parts of three counties in the Oregon portion of the Portland. Metro also provides a spectrum of other regional facilities and services across the region, from recycling and waste disposal to regional parks and a convention center.
Previously, President Peterson served for three years as the Acting Secretary of Transportation for the State of Washington and as the Sustainable Communities and Transportation Advisor to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. She served in various senior positions with Trimet (Portland’s regional transit agency), Smart Growth America and 1000 Friends of Oregon. President Peterson has served as Clackamas County Commissioner and Commission Chair and Lake Oswego City Councilor.
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison
M.A. Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
M.A. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Portland State University