September 25, 2020
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SALEM – The Oregon Senate today confirmed Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Bend executive Maurice Henderson to the Oregon Transportation Commission. Henderson will succeed Martin Callery of Coos Bay. Henderson has extensive experience in transportation and mobility issues, serving currently as Senior Director of Government Partnerships at Bird, a provider of shared electric scooters. Henderson will join the commission on October 1, 2020; his first OTC meeting will be October 22, 2020.
“Maurice has broad experience in mass transit, urban mobility, intergovernmental partnerships, and innovative transportation technologies that will be valuable to the commission as we implement our new Strategic Action Plan,” said Robert Van Brocklin, chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission. “We look forward to welcoming him and getting him involved in the commission’s work,” Van Brocklin added.
“I’m passionate about the mission of the Oregon Transportation Commission,” Henderson said. “I look forward to expanding the conversation about Oregon’s transportation future and the actual creation of mobility options for people throughout the state as the commission establishes state transportation policy in alignment with Governor Brown’s vision,” Henderson said.
Henderson’s background includes:
- Bird, Senior Director of Government Partnerships (February 2019 to present)
- TriMet, Chief Operating Officer
- City of Portland, Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives
- Portland Bureau of Transportation, Assistant Director
Henderson holds a bachelor’s degree in Leadership Studies and a master’s degree in Public Administration and is a member of the inaugural class for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.