THE FOUNDATION BOARD
The Capitol Foundation’s Board members share a deep love for the Capitol, the history it represents and the important work accomplished inside. Our mission is to preserve our Capitol, share its history and engage Oregonians in our democracy.
Board members include current and past elected state officials, former state agency staff and current and former legislative advocates. These bipartisan volunteers are bold visionaries with a long history of connections.
Oregon is one of a small number of states in which the Legislature owns the building. Although the Capitol Foundation is a standalone nonprofit, legislators continue to be appointed to the board to serve as liaisons between the board and the Oregon State Legislature.
Hon. Bob Repine, Chair
Executive Committee Chair
Nominations Subcommittee Chair
Hon. Gary Wilhelms, Vice-Chair
Judy Hall, Secretary
Judy Hall had a natural transition to serve on the Capitol Foundation because of her interest in preserving the history of the Capitol.
Bruce Anderson, Treasurer
LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Sen. Tim Knopp
Abraham Lincoln once said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” We must enact long-term solutions for job creation, a sustainable retirement system, and provide our children a world class education that puts our state’s finances and...
Sen. Kate Lieber
Senator Kate Lieber represents Senate District 14, which includes Beaverton, Aloha, and portions of Washington and Multnomah Counties. Kate is a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, a community college instructor, and attorney. She is deeply invested in improving...
Sen. Deb Patterson
With the recent safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, I wanted to be clear that safety and inclusivity for everyone involved or who wishes to be involved in the legislative process is my top priority. Read More
Rep. Paul Evans
This is my fourth term serving in the Oregon House of Representatives. Since 2015, I have served on many advisory boards, legislative committees, task forces, and workgroups learning how our government functions and working to fight for our aspirations and values....
Jessica Adamson is the Executive Director, State Government & Public Affairs for Providence where she oversees the state government relations efforts in seven states for the not-for-profit health system. Adamson has spent her career in and around Oregon state...
Founding MemberNamesake of the Bell AwardBell Award Recipient (2021) Frankie Bell capped her three-decade career as State Capitol Visitor Services manager by helping to launch the Oregon State Capitol Foundation as a founding member. Bell, who has a passion for...
Budget and Finance Committee Chair Bruce first entered Oregon’s Capitol in the mid-1960s in conjunction with a college political science field trip. That introduction through the revolving doors began a long and rewarding career as a lawyer specializing in public...
Hon. Ginny Burdick
Ginny Burdick’s relationship with the Oregon Capitol began in 1973, when she was working onher Master’s thesis at the University of Oregon School of Journalism. Her topic: How lobbyistswork in the Oregon Legislature. Her thesis, researched in the 1973 legislative...
Hon. Jane Cease
Sen. Jane Cease figured out early in life that what governments did mattered. Cease was elected to represent her Northeast Portland district in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1979. Male and female voters in the 1970s were unsure of whether a woman was up to...
Education Committee Co-chairWelcome 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...
Dan is the president of Crosswater Strategies, a Northwest government relations and public affairs firm. He has lobbied at the federal, state and local levels for more than 20 years, representing a broad range of corporate, association, non-profit and public agency...
Hon. Philip D. Lang
We’re excited to let you know that former House speaker Phil Lang — namesake of the Phil Lang Memorial House Wing at the Oregon State Capitol — is joining our Board! Bio coming soon. In the meantime, you can watch an interview with Lang, part of the Foundation’s...
Although Steve did not arrive in Oregon until he was 3 years old, he still considers himself a native Oregonian. Steve began his career in public policy on the staff of the House Transportation Committee in the 1981 Legislative Session. His first day of work was also...
History Committee Chair
Former Board Chair
Development, Communications and Marketing Committee Co-chair
Audit Subcommittee Chair
Former Board Chair
An experienced communications strategist and project manager, Ed Schoaps helps the Foundation translate complex topics into accessible language. His counsel varies from communications to media relations. He also formerly served as the Foundation’s interim treasurer....
Hon. Norm Smith
Norm Smith’s connection with the Oregon State Capitol began on his second birthday when he and his parents celebrated in the park adjacent to the Capitol. Smith’s oral history project interview explores the variety of ways he has contributed to Oregon and...
Angela Wilhelms first went to the Oregon State Capitol when she was an infant…and she hasn’t stopped. Born during her father’s tenure as a state legislator and her mom’s tenure as his legislative aide, Angela became a known figure in the House wing when she was only...
Executive Director Genoa Ingram has served over 30 years as an expert in government relations and association management. Since 2007, Genoa has been the president of Court Street Consulting. Originally hired to lead association management for...