I can tell you for sure I did not expect to spend as much time as I already have, but…it will be worth it. For me, one is either all in or out. I am committed to learning as much as I can about the transportation needs, policies, and rules, and then to make sure we are doing the right things for all of Oregon. I am not sure I would call any of this a sacrifice as I feel an obligation to serve and right now, this is important to me and I hope I will make a difference for Oregon.
Your career took you to many places but you’ve chosen to live in southern Oregon. What attracts you to the Rogue Valley? I moved to the Rogue Valley in 1993 to get a life and I was successful in that pursuit. What keeps me here, besides my husband and our vineyard, is the sense of peace and beauty.
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About Paula Brown A registered civil engineer in Oregon and California as well as an environmental engineer in Oregon, Paula earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of the Pacific and a master’s degree from George Washington University. During 1982-2016, Brown served in the United States Navy, Civil Engineer Corps. She is a combat veteran. In the Naval Reserves, Brown was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and served as Deputy of the First Naval Construction Division. Most recently, she served as Deputy Naval Facilities Engineering Command, which manages the planning, design, construction, contingency engineering, real estate, environmental and public works support for U.S. Navy shore facilities worldwide. Brown owns and operates Dana Campbell Vineyards in Ashland with her husband. About OTC This body establishes state transportation policy, meeting monthly to oversee ODOT activities relating to highways, public transportation, rail, transportation safety, motor carrier transportation, and drivers and motor vehicles. The governor appoints five commissioners, ensuring that different geographic regions of the state are represented. One member must live east of the Cascade Range; no more than three can belong to one political party.
March 10, 2017