Lynn Peterson has been recognized as a problem solver and national expert in land use and transportation over the last 30 years. She works to find innovative ways to build safe, healthy and equitable communities. Peterson is the president of greater Portland’s Metro Council and took office in January 2019.
From 2013-16, Peterson served as the CEO (Secretary) of the Washington State Department of Transportation. Prior to her position for Governor Inslee, Peterson served for Oregon Governor Kitzhaber as his Senior Transportation and Sustainability Policy Advisor where she oversaw transportation-energy policy, statewide transportation funding discussion and implementation of community priorities. Peterson previously served as the first-elected Chair of the Clackamas County Commission and on the Lake Oswego City Council.