RSVP: ELGL Forum with Clackamas County Administrators Steve Wheeler, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman

Posted on August 28, 2012

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Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th at noon for an ELGL forum with Steve Wheeler, Clackamas County Administrator and his two Deputy County Administrators, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman.  The forum will be held in Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

Lunch options:  Lunch catered by Singer Hill Café in Oregon City for $12.00 paid in advance by Paypal.  Lunch features 3-4 sandwich options including vegetarian options, salad, cookie and soda’s.  In support of the county’s sustainability initiatives and reduction of waste, lunch will be served buffet style on durable dishware to reduce waste.  You may also bring your own bag lunch.

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Steve Wheeler, County Administrator. Mr. Wheeler joined the County in July 2006. Prior to joining the County, Mr. Wheeler was City Manager for the City of Tualatin, Oregon, as well as Administrator of the Tualatin Development Agency, from 1996-2006. He also worked for the City of Santee, California as Assistant City Manager from 1983-1996. Mr. Wheeler graduated with a Master of Public Administration from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. He is a full member of the International City/County Management Association and the Oregon City/County Management Association.  The picture shows him in his running gear – he tries to get in a 30 minutes run most days during his lunch hour.

Laurel Butman, Deputy County Administrator. Laurel Butman joined Clackamas County as Deputy County Administrator in May 2010.  Prior to joining the County, Laurel worked 14 years at the City of Portland’s Office of Management & Finance where her last position was as a Principal Management Analyst. Ms. Butman attended the City of Portland’s Leadership Institute and acted as a mentor for several years to later participants; she also serves on Clackamas County’s Leadership Academy Advisory Committee. Her prior work experiences include administration and development positions in the nonprofit arena. Laurel served as a founding member of City of Portland’s Diversity Development Committee and earned the City’s first Diversity Champion Award for an individual. Laurel is an active member of the American Society for Public Administration. Laurel earned both her bachelor’s degree in Russian Language & Literature and a Certificate in Russian & East European Studies from the University of Oregon. She completed her Executive Master of Public Administration at Portland State University in 2010.


Nancy Newton, Deputy County Administrator. Nancy Newton has been with Clackamas County since September 2000, first as the Deputy Director of the Office for Children and Families, promoted to Assistant to the County Administrator in 2004 and appointed to her current position as Deputy County Administrator in 2009. Nancy’s prior work experience was in the nonprofit sector. Nancy served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Society of Association Management from 1995– 1999 and received the Association Person of the Year award in 1998. She completed the Institute of Association Executives program, a four year program through the US Chamber of Commerce at the University of Los Angeles. Nancy is an active member of the International City/County Managers Association and served on the Alumni Board of Directors for George Fox University from 2000–2004. Nancy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management/Organizational Leadership from George Fox University in 1999. She completed her Executive Master of Public Administration at Portland State University.

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