Lunch Forum: Oregon’s Changing Demographics

Posted on January 4, 2016

Our friends at WTS have a great event coming up for those in the Portland area. Learn about how the demographics of Oregon are changing and how that will affect services and politics in the state.


When:  January 12, 2016 11:30 am PT

Where: The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

dhm john horvickWhat: Oregon surpassed four million in population in late 2015. We expect to see as many as 500,000 more people over the next decade. Growth won’t be our only challenge; we’ll also need to face important changing demographics. We’ve heard about the huge wave of retiring Boomers and equally large number of adult Millennials coming into the workforce. And our growing communities of color and multi-race generation. Maybe a more important shift in 2016 will be the change in our political parties, and the growing number of Independents.

How will all of these changes impact public policy? What can we expect in the 2016 election cycle? What will transportation planners and leaders need to consider for better success at the ballot and in Salem? Join us at the January WTS luncheon to kick start the year with a preview of what policy and population trends to anticipate in 2016. John Horvick, VP and Political Director at DHM Research, will lead this session on changing demographics, voter values, and policy trends.

RSVP: This event is hosted by the Portland Chapter of Women in Transportation. Go here to register for the event: WTS Registration.

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