2040 Council Membership

The 2040 Thriving Communities Council is comprised of local leaders from a wide range of communities and constituencies. The list of Council Members, along with their affiliations, can be found below. To contact a Council member, please email 2040initiative@co.benton.or.us.

  • Vince Adams; Extension Educator, College of Public Health & Human Sciences, OSU
  • Yazmin Brambila; Executive Director, Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County
  • Theresa Conley; Albany Area Metro Planning Organization Manager, Oregon Cascades West COG
  • Gerald Dyer; Graduate Student, OSU
  • Elizabeth French; Vice President, CH2M
  • Tom Gerding; President, Gerding Builders
  • Matt Gordon; Pastor, First Christian Church
  • Jim Gouveia; Staff Counselor, OSU
  • Pat Hare; City Manager, Adair
  • Peter Kenagy; Farmer
  • Ken Kenaston
  • Peggy Lynch; Citizen Advocate
  • Jeremy Monroe; Director, Freshwaters Illustrated
  • Jim Moorefield; Executive Director, Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Michael Pope; Executive Director, Greenbelt Land Trust
  • Paul Smith; Executive Director, Strengthening Rural Families
  • Jim Swinyard; Retired, Benton County Sheriff
  • Ellen Tappon; Retired, Hewlett Packard
  • Sharon Thornberry; Rural Communities Liaison, Oregon Food Bank
  • Marc Vomocil; Vice President Forestry, Starker Forests, Inc.