Since ELGL is not a big fan of icebreakers and since we would rather not know what animal you want to be, this feature will serve as a way of introducing new members. While you won’t learn about their favorite animal, you will learn about their ideal Sunday morning, which dead people would they FaceTime with, and which song best describes their life.
Name: Timothy M. Beinert
Education: Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor’s degree, Criminal Justice and History; Valdosta State University, Masters of Public Administration (MPA); Valdosta State University, Doctor of Public Administration (DPA), Public Administration
Previous Employment: Major (retired), Oregon Army National Guard; Police Sergeant, Hermiston Police Department; Adjunct Professor, Blue Mountain Community College; and Criminal Justice Facilitator, University of Phoenix
Timothy is drawn to public service, specifically in ensuring that adequate services are provided in an efficient manner, utilizing research and proven decision making processes. His short term goal is to successfully transition the Umatilla Army Depot through the BRAC process to state control. Timothy has a long range goal of becoming a city or county manager.
The first and biggest project I’m working is in the transition of 7500 acres of the former Umatilla Chemical Weapon Depot into a State of Oregon Military Department training facility, to be named Camp Umatilla. This project would be a lot easier if the Army was done with it or the National Guard wasn’t using it already, but both conditions exist. We are maintaining all infrastructure support and contract requirements for both entities and are supporting the destruction and removal of the Chemical Weapon incineration plant.
A concurrent project is the support of the UMADRA, Umatilla Army Depot Reuse Authority, which was designated an implementing LRA this year. This group composed of members of the county and port governments of Umatilla and Morrow, as well as the Oregon Military Department and Confederated Tribes of Umatilla are in negotiations to break apart land current held by the Umatilla Chemical Weapon Depot and transfer it to public use.
Finally, we are working on updating the current water supply system of wells and holding reservoirs which is pieced together with 10 inch wood stave pipe installed for main lines and concrete asbestos lines for smaller feeds. The waste water treatment system needs to be replaced as well as it has started to fail. Not too bad though considering everything was installed circa 1940.
Three accomplishments in the last 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours, I was able to convince members of BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Committee) that we needed more freedom in execution of their support contract to allow for maintenance within the facility.
Your longest public meeting.
So far, my longest meeting (outside the military) was a labor negotiation meeting which lasted approximately 10 hours.
Songs on your iPod’s Recently Played list.
- Time of my Life – 3 Doors Down
- Animals – Nickelback
- Into the Night – Santana
Best piece of advice from your parents.
Set goals so you keep moving forward
- Derek Lemieux (Military)
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Dan Coulombe (Police)
Last time you checked your cell phone.
When did I receive this questionnaire?
Should government be run like a business?
No, there are plenty of tips we can take from business such as efficiency and cost saving measure, but at the end of the day we exist to help people, not post profits
Describe the inside of your car.
A bit messy, but only a few fast food bags and soda bottles
Worst movie you’ve ever seen. The Toxic Avenger
Worst CD you’ve ever bought. I think I’ve blanked that from my memory
Biggest misconception about government.
Government can make everyone happy while spending less and less.
(Complete the sentence) In 2018, local government will be …………Re-designed and focusing on transparency via e-government.
(Complete the sentence) Before I die I want to……personally see the earth from space.
Three defining news events of your lifetime.
- Berlin Wall coming down
- Invasion of Iraq
- 9/11 attacks
What’s the meaning of life?
Hmmm, live long and prosper? Seriously though, I think life is a gift either of divine intervention or cosmic coincidence, regardless we should try to make it a little better for everyone.
Finally, what question(s) should I have asked?
Why choose public service over private enterprise?
- Amy Jauron, Corvallis/Benton County Economic Development Officer
- Amanda Stratton, NC Association of Counties and UNC MPA Student
- Jessica Nunley, Newberg Assistant Planner
- Jacques Livingston, PSU MPA Student and Former AmeriCorps Director, Olympic Peninsula YMCA
- Justin Powell, City of Greenville, SC, Budget Administrator
- Kevin Perkins, Benton County
- David Nguyen, City of Beaverton and ELGL Photographer
- Kristin Akervall, Austen Group
- Brian Southey, City of Bloomington, IL
- Jessica LaVigne, OPB Member Center Representative
- Jessica Cahill, PacificSource Health Plans, Communications Specialist
- Tom Hogue, Economic Development Specialist, Dept. of Land Conservation and Development
- Caleb Howe, City of Independence
- Geoff Wullschlager, PSU Center for Public Service, Budget Analyst
- Dylan Digby, City of West Linn Public Improvement Specialist
- Joshua Allen, Program Manager at Umatilla Basin Watershed Council
- Jeremy James, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, Attorney
- Michael Rizzitiello, Beaverton Economic Development Coordinator
- Pavel Gubanikhin, Eugene Senior Budget Analyst
- Aaron Bogle, City of Beaverton, Neighborhood Program Project Specialist
- Scott Pingel, Dayton City Manager
- Rob Caballero, Willamette University MBA
- Melanie Cutler, Oregon Department of Revenue
- Stephanie Tripp, Oregon Health Authority, Public Affairs
- Andrew Spaeth, Oregon State Master of Public Policy
- Carlos Soriano, Business & Employment Specialist at State of Oregon
- Ellen Currier, Lane Council of Governments
- Eric Battles, University of Southern California
- Michelle Tagmyer, City of Beaverton Public Information
- Evan Fransted, University of Colorado-Denver School of Public Affairs
- Ben Patinkin, Patinkin Research Strategies
- Emma Williams, Oregon Metro
- Nick Herrera, State of Oregon
- Lauren Stott, Village of Montgomery, IL
- Beth Otto, City of Lake Oswego and PSU MURP Student
- Bradley Olin, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
- Adam Hackman, Drake University MPA Student
- Tamara Richards, City of Eugene
- Scott Aycock, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
- Dan Blue, City of Gresham
- Michael Parkhurst, City of Gresham
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.