Kathryn Harrington

Kathryn Harrington

As Chair of Washington County's five-member governing Board, Kathryn Harrington represents all of Washington County.  
With an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Chair Harrington enjoyed a 22-year career in the tech industry.  She is experienced in leading teams and business units that develop and sell new software products, including experience at Wang Laboratories, Central Point Software and at Intel in Hillsboro, where she worked for 10 years. In 2004, Chair Harrington left industry to give back to her community full time, working as a community advocate with Community Participation Organization 7 and several transportation planning committees. For 12 years from 2007 through 2018, Chair Harrington served as the elected District 4 councilor at Metro, the regional government for the Portland metropolitan area, representing the urban areas of northern and western Washington County. She has served on multiple leadership committees including the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation, among others.  
Chair Harrington is passionate about improving the Washington County community, pushing for more effective land use and citizen input on county issues. In addition to livability, economic prosperity and improving transportation, Chair Harrington is focused on improving access to government for people of color, and improving safety and quality of life for elders and the young.
January 2019 to December 2022
Washington County, Oregon, Chair District

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