OUR BOARD

 Our Board of Directors shares your enthusiasm about out mission.

AT YOUR SERVICE!

The Capitol Foundation’s Board members share a deep love for the Capitol, the history it represents and the important work accomplished inside the people’s building. 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. They selflessly give of their time, enthusiasm, perspectives and expertise.

The Capitol Foundation, with help from you and community partners, makes many of the programs and projects you see at your Capitol possible. We’re inspiring Oregonians to bring their voice to our Capitol to build a more inclusive, representative future.

Oregon is one of a small number of states in which the Legislature owns the building. Although the 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.

We’re excited you’re here to get to know our board.

BOARD OFFICERS

Judy Hall, Chair

Judy Hall, Chair

Judy Hall had a natural transition to serve on the Capitol Foundation because of her interest in preserving the history of the Capitol.

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LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Sen. Tim Knopp

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...

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Sen. Kate Lieber

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...

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Sen. Deb Patterson

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

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Rep. Paul Evans

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....

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Rep. Raquel Moore-Green

Rep. Raquel Moore-Green

I believe we are here to serve our constituents and it is important for me to hear from you regarding policy and budget issues that are brought forward for consideration in the Oregon Legislature, as well as any other issues that may concern you. I serve on numerous...

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Rep. Ron Noble

Rep. Ron Noble

Rep. Ron Noble feels blessed to have lived in the Willamette Valley since 1974. Rep. Noble served as a police officer for 28 years: most recently as Chief of Police for the City of McMinnville. His community involvement, combined with his experience in serving the...

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BOARD MEMBERS

Jessica Adamson

Jessica Adamson

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...

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Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson, a veteran Capitol staffer with nearly three decades of experience in the legislative process, most recently served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon House Republican Caucus. Anderson has previous experience working in the House Majority Office and for...

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Frankie Bell

Frankie Bell

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...

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Bruce Bishop

Bruce Bishop

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...

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Hon. Jane Cease

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...

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Dan Jarman

Dan Jarman

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...

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Hon. Philip D. Lang

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...

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Steve Lee

Steve Lee

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...

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Joan Plank

Joan Plank

Development, Communications and Marketing Committee Co-chair

Audit Subcommittee Chair

Former Board Chair

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Ed Schoaps

Ed Schoaps

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....

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Hon. Norm Smith

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...

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Angela Wilhelms

Angela Wilhelms

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...

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Hon. Gary Wilhelms

Hon. Gary Wilhelms

Gary Wilhelms enjoyed a forty-year career with USWEST Communications and its predecessor companies, retiring as Director-Government Relations at the end of 1996.  He has over forty years experience in Oregon politics and public affairs including four sessions as...

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Genoa Ingram

Genoa Ingram

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...

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR OUR CAPITOL

Visiting our Capitol is an extraordinary experience: immersing yourself in the striking architecture of the building and the history that surrounds you, interacting with legislators doing the work of governing our state, watching laws being made, exploring educational exhibits and experience cultural programs that showcase our shared heritage…

Your tax-deductible gift to the Capitol Foundation helps sustain the long-term benefit of the Capitol for the education and enjoyment of Oregonians and all who visit. We invite you to show your love for our Capitol and the history it represents today!