Staff & Services
Washington County's Charter provides for a Council-Manager form of government, giving the five-member Board of Commissioners legislative responsibility and designating administrative authority to a Board-appointed professional county administrator. Deputy county administrators represent the Administrative Office, both internally and externally, in leading projects, conducting analysis and serving as liaisons with County departments and programs for purposes of financial and budget management and policy development. A community engagement team supports countywide efforts at public participation. A government relations team manages the County's legislative agenda and inter-governmental relationships at the federal, state, regional and local levels. County interests and initiatives are also advanced through the work of a communications officer and assistant. Finally, direct administrative and clerical support to the Board of Commissioners and Administrative Office are provided by an administrative support team.
County Administrator and Assistants
Interim County Administrator Stephen Rhodes
Interim Assistant County Administrator Sia Lindstrom
The County Charter directs the Board to appoint a county administrator who shall be responsible to the Board for the continuous administration of the affairs of County government. Sia Lindstrom assists the county administrator in carrying out these duties.
Deputy County Administrators
Deputy County Administrator Erin Calvert
Erin works with the departments and offices within the public safety and justice functional area of county government. This position represents the County Administrative Office, both internally and externally, in leading projects, conducting analysis and serving as a liaison with County departments and programs for purposes of financial and budget management, policy development and contract administration. Erin also oversees the County's sustainability efforts.
Deputy County Administrator Ruth Osuna
Ruth works with the Department Land Use and Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, Housing Service, Community Development and Washington County Cooperative Library Services. She represents the County Administrative Office, both internally and externally, in leading projects, conducting analysis and serving as a liaison with County departments and programs for purposes of financial and budget management, policy development and contract administration.
Board of Commissioners Staff
Senior Staff Assistant to the Board Elizabeth Mazzara Myers
Staff Assistant to the Board Alex Vidal
This team provides support to three of the five members of the Board of Commissioners. Elizabeth assists Board Chair Kathryn Harrington and is serving as an interim manager of the County Administrative Office’s Government Relations team. Alex assists Commissioners Pam Treece and Jerry Willey. Duties include constituent relations, schedule coordination, communications and speech writing, among other responsibilities.
Government Relations Manager Erin Doyle
Government Relations Manager Jagjit Nagra
Government Relations Manager Paige Spence
This team is responsible for performing analysis of legislative issues and advocating for the Washington County government at the municipal, regional, state and federal levels. The team represents, negotiates and advocates for Washington County's legislative agenda and other public policy interests.
Manager Amanda Garcia-Snell
Program Coordinator Christina Barboza
Program Coordinator Highland Edelman
Program Coordinator Piseth Pich
Program Specialist Carol Renaud
Senior Administrative Specialist Tricia Kennedy
This team is responsible for coordinating the County's broad community engagement effort, including providing administrative support to the Community Participation Organization (CPO) program. The Community Engagement program is also helping to advance the organization's goals for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Communications Officer Philip Bransford
Public Affairs and Communications Cooordinator Julie McCloud
This team is responsible for leading and coordinating organization-wide communication efforts as guided by Board of Commissioner goals and objectives and as directed by the County Administrator. Media relations and community involvement services are also provided by departments for programs and initiatives within their missions and areas of service.
Executive Assistant Angie Aguilar
Senior Administrative Specialist and Board Clerk Barbara Hejtmanek
Management Analyst I Ana Noyola
Administrative Specialist Receptionist Janet Wells-Berg
Administrative Assistant and Alternate Board Clerk Cathy Jacoby
This team is responsible for administrative and clerical support to the Board of Commissioners and County Administrative Office, including meeting notification, agenda publication, minute taking and records archiving.