Dick Schouten

Dick Schouten

Commissioner Dick Schouten represents the Aloha, Beaverton, Cooper Mountain and Reedville area. He has served the Washington County Board of Commissioners since June 2000.
Commissioner Schouten's family migrated from the Netherlands when he was four. Following a Fresno childhood, he completed his undergraduate work at Santa Clara University and earned his law degree from UCLA. After serving as legal counsel for California cities and special districts, Mr. Schouten, his wife and two daughters moved to Washington County in 1992.
Commissioner Schouten represented the "Make Our Park Whole Committee", which helped obtain a 22-acre addition to the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. More recently, the Intertwine Alliance gave Commissioner Schouten a 2014 "Force of Nature Award", and Community Partners for Affordable Housing gave the Commissioner a 2015 "Father Loren Kerkof Award" for effective affordable housing advocacy.    
Community Involvement
Some of the boards and committees Commissioner Schouten has served on include:
  • Centro Cultural of Washington County, Board of Directors
  • Clean Water Services (CWS), Board of Directors
  • Community Action, Board of Directors
  • Community Development Block Grant Policy Advisory Board
  • Homeless Plan Advisory Committee
  • Metro's Active Transportation Council
  • Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization Board
  • Washington County Museum, Board of Directors



January 2013 - December 2016

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Washington County, Oregon, Commissioner District 1

Representing Urban Area to the East

District 1 includes much of Beaverton, Aloha, Cooper Mountain and Reedville.

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