Metro Councilor Bob Stacey was sworn into office in 2013 to represent portions of Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Portland. He is passionate about advancing affordable housing in the metro region, the efficient use of land and the protection of farms and forests and investing in a robust bicycle, pedestrian and transit network throughout the region.
As a Metro Councilor, Bob’s responsibilities include serving on the Joint Policy Advisory Committee for Transportation, the region’s roundtable on transportation, liaises to Metro’s Transit Oriented Development steering committee and on the board of the Columbia Corridor Association. In addition, Councilor Stacey has worked with staff, local partners and community leaders on the visioning and planning for the region’s two high capacity transit lines – Division Transit Project and Southwest Corridor light rail.
Councilor Stacey’s public sector, non-profit and law practice experience over the past 37 years included serving as executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon, chief of staff to Congressman Earl Blumenauer, executive director for policy and planning at TriMet, partner at Ball Janik LLP specializing in land use, senior policy advisor to Gov. Barbara Roberts, planning director for the City of Portland, chief of staff to Portland City Commissioner Earl Blumenauer and staff attorney at 1000 Friends of Oregon.
Councilor Stacey earned a B.A. in political science from Reed College and a law degree from the University of Oregon. He and his wife Adrienne share their Southeast Portland home with a daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons.