The Honorable Jackie Dingfelder
Former State Senator, Oregon
A public policy leader, Jackie Dingfelder brings judgment born of three decades of environmental consulting, an academic’s access to new insights, and an elected official’s leadership abilities. An adjunct professor at Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government in public policy, she earned her Ph.D. there in 2017 after serving as a Fulbright/Ian Axford Scholar in New Zealand. As senior advisor to Portland, Oregon Mayor Charlie Hales, she led the development of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Land Use Plan, No-New-Fossil-Fuels Ordinance, and award-winning 2015 Climate Action Plan. Elected to office five times, she achieved numerous significant environmental and public interest policy reforms during 13 years as an Oregon legislator. Jackie has directed two environmental non-profits and currently serves as a public policy consultant advising public and non-profit clients. Jackie also holds a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a BA in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles.