County Commissioner, Position 4
Commissioner Stegmann’s commitment to public service stems from her desire to help make sure everyone has the same opportunities in life that she had.
These core values drew her to the mission of Multnomah County. As the District 4 commissioner, representing East County, she is dedicated to increasing investments and resources in her district.
Adopted as an infant from Korea and naturalized as a U.S. Citizen at the age of four, she grew up in the Rockwood neighborhood of Gresham where she has owned a small business for over 25 years. Her deep roots in East County have served her well to represent one of the most diverse and beautiful districts in Multnomah County. Home to over 3 million visitors each year, the scenic Columbia River Gorge and well known attractions such as Multnomah Falls, Crown Point, and the Historic Columbia River Highway are landmarks in East County.
After serving six years on the Gresham City Council and as council president in 2014, Commissioner Stegmann was elected to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and took office January 1, 2017. She has been a member of the Rockwood Stakeholders Group and the Rockwood Light Rail Art Committee. She also served as a Gresham Planning Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee.
Commissioner Stegmann put herself through college and graduated from Mt. Hood Community College with an associate degree. While working full-time and attending night classes she experienced firsthand the challenges of a non-traditional college education. At the age of 33, she earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Portland State University.
Lori has been a long-time volunteer and has demonstrated her leadership in multiple roles as:
– Co-founder of the Rockwood Business Coalition
– Chair of the Plaza Del Sol Community Events
– President, board member, and District Secretary of Soroptimist International of Gresham
– Board member of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce.
In recognition of her community service, Lori has been honored as a Golden Note Award recipient by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and received the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award for Outstanding and Meritorious Service to Humanity.
Lori currently lives in Gresham with her two daughters, Rachel and Brynn, and their dog Abu.