Liesl Wendt, Commissioner District 1

Liesl was appointed to Multnomah County Board of Commissioners in October 2013. Before joining the county, she worked as the Director of Self-Sufficiency Programs in the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Liesl spent four years as the chief executive officer at 211info, a community information organization. At 211info, she led the organization's expansion across Oregon, adoption of new communications technologies and an increase in the specialization of services.

Liesl also has served as vice president for external relations for the Chalkboard Project, a statewide education agency, and as director of neighborhood engagement for Portland Mayor Tom Potter. She brings experience as a policy advocate for the Oregon Food Bank, and as a program manager for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.