Key Appointments in the County Administrative Office
For Immediate Release: Friday, March 18, 2022
Appointments announced for an assistant county administrator and chief financial officer
County Administrator Tanya Ange announced key appointments this week to the executive team of the County Administrative Office: David Martinez will serve as a new assistant county administrator and Greg Munn as a new chief financial officer. In addition, Rachael Fuller will continue providing expanded executive-level capacity to the office over the next 18 months.
The appointments are part of the “Design the Future” initiative to build a more equitable, responsive and strategically collaborative Washington County organization. Design the Future is setting the stage internally to better support the Board of County Commissioners as they lead a new community strategic planning process over the next two years.
The new and continuing appointments include the following.
- David Martinez will begin serving as one of four assistant county administrators on June 1. Martinez was appointed to oversee the divisions of Facilities and Parks Services, Fleet Services, Information Technology Services and the county’s Sustainability Program. Martinez will also supervise County Administrative Office operations, government relations, staff assistants to the Board of County Commissioners and will liaise with the offices of County Counsel and the County Auditor. For the last five years, Martinez has been serving as the deputy director of the Latino Network, a Portland-based nonprofit with a mission to positively transform the lives of Latino youth, families and communities. Prior to that, Martinez served in a variety of roles focused on student recruitment and development in higher education in Oregon, including Lindfield College, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Community College, Portland State University, Western Oregon University and Willamette University. In the late 2000s, Martinez was also manager of policy and constituent relations with former Multnomah County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey. Martinez earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
- Greg Munn will serve as chief financial officer beginning June 1. Munn is currently the treasurer and chief financial officer for Deschutes County, Oregon, a position he has held since 2019. Prior to joining Deschutes County, Munn served as the chief financial officer for the High Desert Education Service District headquartered in Redmond, Oregon. Munn also has administrative and financial management experience with the school districts in Crook and Jefferson counties and with Clark County, Washington. Munn began his career as a financial analyst, accountant and as a manager for a variety of private-sector employers, including an outdoor recreation business he created called High Desert Adventures. Munn earned a bachelor of science degree in business finance from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.
- Rachael Fuller will continue in her role as an assistant county administrator for an additional 18 months with a new portfolio of departments and offices, including Land Use and Transportation, Cooperative Library Services, Economic Development, Westside Commons (formerly the Fair Complex) and the County Watermaster. Fuller will assist with the ongoing implementation of the Design the Future initiative and support the organization as a community-focused strategic planning process begins later this year. Fuller is a credentialed manager from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) with more than 15 years of experience. Fuller recently served as city manager of Hood River for three years and as assistant city manager for the City of Gresham for more than seven years. Earlier in her career, she worked for the Town of Jackson, Wyoming. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Williams College and her masters of public administration from the University of Wyoming.
“I’m delighted to welcome these talented individuals to their new leadership roles in Washington County. The skill and experience demonstrated by these appointees fit squarely within the community-focused organization we are continuing to shape in Washington County,” said County Administrator Tanya Ange. “With this growing leadership team, I’m looking forward to the strategic work ahead of us as we partner with our community, cities, special districts and community-based organizations.”
Washington County has contracted with the Novak Consulting Group to conduct the recruitment process and a fourth position remains open until filled.
Washington County is a home-rule municipality operating under the council-manager form of government. The five non-partisan elected commissioners appoint a county administrator to serve as the chief executive of the organization. The chair of the board of county commissioners is elected at-large while the four other commissioners are elected from districts. All commissioners are elected to serve four-year terms.
County services are made possible through a workforce of approximately 2,300 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. The county’s all-funds budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 is $1.4 billion, of which $333.9 million is in the general fund.
The county works cooperatively with more than a dozen cities that are wholly or partially within the county’s boundaries, five fire districts, plus Clean Water Services and other service districts to serve the county’s shared residential, business and institutional constituents.
Washington County’s 605,036 population, the second largest county in Oregon, is among the state’s most diverse, including the state’s largest county population of Latino/Latina/Latinx community members and the highest percentage of Asians and Pacific Islanders. The county is home to a thriving high-technology industry, sometimes referred to as the Silicon Forest, as well as world leaders in sports and recreational apparel and a long-established agricultural sector.
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