Education Committee Co-chair
Welcome Center Recognition Wall Subcommittee Chair

Kim Duncan first saw the Capitol as a Californian freshman at Willamette University when she was on the hunt for the famous Capitol cinnamon rolls in the basement cafeteria. Little did she know she would keep returning to the building; first as a student intern and later as a staffer, campaign manager, lobbyist, state commission member, and citizen advocate.

Throughout her career, Kim says she has observed democracy in action from multiple viewpoints in this building. She has consistently witnessed the integrity of Oregon’s elected officials, the democratic processes they navigate and citizens for whom they work, and believes Oregon is incredibly lucky.

“In these quarantined and divisive times, it is critical for us, as citizens, to reaffirm what we can accomplish in the face of adversity. Preserving stories about the work in our Capitol building, both current and past, allows us to describe what is possible in a democratic society. These are stories worth telling; and that’s the job of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.”