For several decades, Portland native Stephanie Hallock Cummins has played a prominent role in the protection of Oregon’s environment. She began her career at the US Environmental Protection Agency, was a senior policy advisor to Oregon’s Governor John Kitzhaber, and served as the Director of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality from 2000 to 2008. Stephanie has been a strong leader who embodies a leadership style that focuses on results through building relationships. Since retiring from DEQ in 2008 she has served Oregon in a variety of roles. Through the Oregon Solutions program,
Stephanie is currently helping lead a collaborative effort to protect North Portland from flooding. She also serves as vice-chair of the Oregon Board of Agriculture, which oversees policies affecting Oregon’s rural environment.