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Carol Studenmund


Carol Studenmund grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the D.C suburbs. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.  Upon graduation she moved to Portland, and has been here ever since. Carol and her husband enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest with their kayaks and their hiking boots. She has a daughter who lives here in Portland, a step-daughter in Bar Harbor, Maine, and a son in the Bay area. A perfect day would consist of a great cup of coffee, time to read, a hike, and a Blazers game in the evening. Carol Studenmund participates in the MHCRC’s Policy & Legislation Committee.
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Scott Harden


Mayor T. Scott Harden has been Wood Village’s Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commissioner since 2012. He has been a city councilor since 2011 and the mayor since 2018. He is the current Commission Vice Chair, Chair of the Municipal Needs Assessment Committee and a member of the Grants Committee. Harden has a BS in Business Administration and a MS in Management and Organizational Leadership from Warner Pacific College. When he is not in a meeting Harden enjoys cooking for his wife Charlotte and helping his dog Sprout scare kitties, squirrels and UPS truck drivers out of Sprout’s yard.

Scott Harden participates in the Finance, Equity & Inclusion and the Policy & Legislation Committee.

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Jeff Dennerline

Fairview Representative

An Oregon native, Jeff Dennerline has spent most of his life entertaining, informing and educating people. The owner of a broadcast consulting company, he has a background in music, theater, film, radio and television. From humble ‘geek’ beginnings in high school band and theater, his journey has included working on mega-sized sporting and entertainment events like the Super Bowl and The Oscars. Most recently he sailed on a research vessel looking for Amelia Earhart’s downed airplane in the South Pacific. A pilot, woodworker, amateur chef and coffee snob, he’s never at a loss for a good after-dinner story.

Jeff Dennerline participates in the Finance and Equity & Inclusion Committee. He is also the MetroEast Board Appointee.

Norm Thomas

Troutdale Representative

Norm Thomas participates in the Finance, and the Policy & Legislation Committee.

Leslie Goodlow


Leslie Goodlow has lived in Portland since March 1971, most of that time in NE Portland. She is a Licensed Social Worker with degrees from Grambling State University and Portland State University. She has been a public employee since 1992, having worked for Multnomah County for more than 19 years and has been with the Housing Bureau since 2012. Leslie has two daughters and a new grandson. She also helped raise her two nieces. Leslie served as the Centennial President of the Portland Rose Festival, treasurer of the Pink Ivy Foundation, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Julia DeGraw


Julia is the Coalition Director for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters and has spent her entire career in the environmental nonprofit sector. She was born and raised in the Portland Metro region and has lived here her entire life except for four years of college in Ashland, Wisconsin where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Sociology from Northland College. In addition to her work on environmental issues, Julia is passionate about equitable access to fast, reliable, affordable, and secure internet––as it has become an essential utility much like electricity. Her experience interacting with thousands of residents, and community organizations, from her campaigns for public office, alongside her professional experiences make her uniquely suited to serve the diverse interests of people of Portland on the MHCRC. In her spare time, Julia loves snuggling her housemate’s cat, reading science fiction, eating good food with friends and family, and being outside in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest.

Richard Roche

Portland Representative

Richard Roche participates in the Equity & Inclusion and Policy & Legislation Committee

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