Preview of Sustainability Before the 2019 Legislative Session

January 10, 2019

A presentation and discussion with Oregon Congressional Leaders Mike Dembrow and Ken Helm.

Michael Dembrow is the state senator for District 23, covering portions of NE and SE Portland and the city of Maywood Park.  Michael currently serves as Chair of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.  He also sits on the Human Services and Judiciary Committees. Resources. Michael is a retired English instructor at Portland Community College’s Cascade campus in North Portland. He taught writing and film studies at the college beginning in 1981, and served as the President of the PCC faculty union for 16 years.   Michael earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Connecticut and his Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Indiana University. Michael and his wife Kiki have lived in District 23 for over 30 years. They have a son, Nikolai and a daughter, Tatyana and two grandchildren.

Ken Helm is the current State Representative for House District 34, including the City of Beaverton and the neighborhoods of West Haven, Cedar Hills, and Rock Creek. Representative Helm is Chair of the House Interim Committee on Energy and Environment and also serves on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Carbon Reduction, and the Economic Development and Trade Committee. Representative Helm lives in Beaverton with his family and is committed to promoting healthy, livable communities for all. He earned a BA in History and Political Science and JD at Willamette University. His law practice focuses on land use as both an advocate and a hearings officer.