Archive for July, 2012

Oregon Chapter Bylaws Updated

Members of the Oregon chapter approved changes to the chapter bylaws earlier this year.  The updated bylaws are now available on this site.

Download Chapter Bylaws [PDF]


Chapter Officers Elected

The 2012-13 slate of officers for the Oregon IPMA-HR Chapter has been elected, and will begin planning next year’s training sessions within the next week. Incoming Chapter President Janet Newport, Human Resources Manager for the City of Tualatin, has scheduled a board meeting for July 16.

New to the Board this year are Karol Ford, Labor and Employment Relations Specialist, Metro, and Carla Gonzales, Human Resources Manager for Multnomah County.  Mary Rowe, who was Immediate Past President, and Travis Graves, Multnomah County Human Resources Director, are the outgoing Board members.  We are grateful to Mary and Travis for their dedicated service on behalf of the chapter.

The entire Board membership is listed on our Board page. Links to brief biographies are contained on that page.

Download the Board roster [PDF] with contact information.

We welcome suggestions for training topics or other comments.


Chapter Board Endorses Dukellis for 2014 IPMA-HR Presidency

The Oregon Chapter board of IPMA-HR has voted to endorse the candidacy of Richard Dukellis as President-elect of the organization. If elected, Dukellis, who is Director of Administrative Services of the City of La Mesa in Southern California, would serve as President-elect in 2013 before assuming the mantle of organization president in 2014.

Richard has more than 25 years of involvement with IPMA-HR, having served as President of the San Diego Chapter and the Western Region, in addition to many other assignments with the organization.

Visit Richard’s web site



WRIPMA-HR Newsletter

The summer 2012 edition of the Western Region IPMA-HR newsletter Western Star newsletter is available now.

Here’s the link location:

Summer 2012 Western Star

The region’s web  site also allow members to subscribe by e-mail:


Chapter Officer Election Ballots Due This Week

Ballots for next year’s Board of Director of the Oregon Chapter have been mailed to chapter members.

Ballots must be returned to Rose Lorenzen ( by Friday, July 6.




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