July 6, 2011 Speaker: John Kroger

Posted on May 18, 2011


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Please join the Emerging Local Government Leaders on July 6 at 12:00 p.m. to hear Attorney General John Kroger speak on his experience working with local government.  The luncheon will be held at a To Be Determined location.

Lunch purchase is required.  Please RSVP to kentw@tigard-or.gov by June 27, 2011.   An RSVP is required due to anticipated interest in this speaker.

John Kroger, Attorney General

John Kroger is the Attorney General of Oregon. John has devoted his entire life to public service as a United States Marine, federal prosecutor, public policy expert, and teacher. John was elected in November 2008 after winning the nominations of both the Democratic and Republican parties. He won in every county in the state. John’s top priority as Attorney General is fighting crime and protecting crime victims. As Attorney General he created Oregon’s first Environmental Crimes Enforcement Unit and our state’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force.

As a federal criminal prosecutor, John won major cases against mafia killers, drug kingpins and corrupt government officials. He helped prosecute crooked Enron executives and served on the emergency response team to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In recognition of his work, John won awards and commendations from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration,and the State Department. In 1999, John received the Director’s Award for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney from Attorney General Janet Reno for convicting two mafia captains who committed multiple murders. John wrote about his experiences as a prosecutor in his bookConvictions, which won the Oregon Book Award in 2009.

John is an avid runner, cyclist, and hiker. He has run Oregon’s Hood-to-Coast Relay seven times and biked across the United States. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Yale University and his law degree with honors from Harvard Law School. Prior to his election, he served as a law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland.

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Event Organizer: Kent Wyatt

Senior Management Analyst

City of Tigard | Administration

kentw@tigard-or.gov

I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.

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