New Member Profile: Laura Westmeyer

Posted on February 27, 2019

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Laura Westmeyer

Attorney, Cable Huston LLP, Portland, OR


So far, what’s your proudest accomplishment in 2019?

Joining a great firm and being able to provide legal counsel to a diverse array of public entities – water districts, sewer districts, cities, public utilities, ports, and more!

Valentines Day is in February. What do you “love” about your job?

The people, most definitely. Cable Huston LLP is the most unpretentious environment, where people take their work seriously but have fun (and make fun) while doing it. (Similar to ELGL!)

(Complete the sentence) Before I die I want to…

… run an Ultra.

10 Year Challenge! What were you doing in 2009? How did it help you reach your current position?

I was working for a gold mine in the Patagonia, Argentina. The gold mine was my first full-time job in the private sector. Working with the priorities and vision of a private sector company really contrasted with my deep love for working for and with a community as a whole, and while it was super interesting and a great experience, I was happy to return to local government.

(Complete the sentence) The first time I heard about ELGL was…

…in 2011, when my buddy—a local government and ELGL enthusiast (Will Norris)—told me I should sign up and go to some of the lectures.

What question should we have asked? What’s the answer?

Question: What area of local government should the next “Parks and Recreation” type show focus on?

Answer: Sanitary Sewer Districts.

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