Bob Stacey’s contributions to the Oregon we know and love today are immeasurable. Bob never ran out of creative ideas on how to protect Oregon’s communities, farms and forests, and how to connect them all together, ensuring that we were woven together as a fabric of this wonderful state. He was a fearless fighter, standing up to bullies big and small, from huge corporate developers to Ma Sheela and the Rajneeshees, who sought to turn over Oregon’s iconic landscape for their own individual profit and purpose.
In the end, he devoted himself to public service, losing the Metro Council presidency by a hair’s breadth in 2010 and serving with honor as the District 6 representative on the Council from 2013 to 2021. Bob was a mentor, a friend, a caring husband and a loving father and grandfather. Bob’s work, his wit, his spirit and his love of Oregon leave a permanent legacy on this state we all love so much.
- Council President Lynn Peterson