Juan Carlos González joined the Metro Council in 2019, representing the northern urban areas of Washington County on the Metro Council, including Beaverton, Bethany, Aloha, Bonny Slope, Raleigh Hills, West Slope, Cedar Mill and Cedar Hills, Hillsboro, Cornelius and Forest Grove. He currently serves as the Deputy Council President.
Born in Forest Grove, raised in Cornelius, and now living in Beaverton, Juan Carlos is a first-generation American who has dedicated his life to giving back to the communities that have given so much to him. Juan Carlos graduated as a valedictorian at Forest Grove High School and earned a degree in economics and government from Georgetown University.
After college, Juan Carlos returned to Washington County to join Centro Cultural de Washington County, a nonprofit that works with local Latino families to create self-sufficient and engaged citizens. Today he is the organization’s director of development and communications, leading the work to secure the $1.7 million annual budget that provides for innovative youth STEM programs, workforce development services, and civic leadership and advocacy initiatives in the community.
Juan Carlos will take his lifelong experience in the community and commitment to improving the lives of all residents of Washington County to his work on the Metro Council. He believes in the power of community, and catalyzing diverse civic leadership. Most importantly, he wants to create a Metro regional government that is responsive to the needs of our community. Juan Carlos also serves on the board of UnidosUS, the largest non-profit Latin advocacy organization in the United States.