Dan Saltzman

Commissioner, City of Portland, Oregon (Retired)

Portland, OR

Dan Saltzman retired in 2019 after his fifth term as a Portland City Commissioner. Dan previously served as a Multnomah County Commissioner from 1993-1998. In his 25 years of public service, he has been the Commissioner in Charge of over 15 city bureaus. He created the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services and secured voter approval for the Portland Children’s Levy.

Dan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Beaverton High School, received a B.S. from Cornell University, and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He spent many years in the private sector as the principal in an environmental engineering firm. He also served as a legislative assistant to Oregon Congressman (now Senator) Ron Wyden.

He was elected in 2021 to the Portland Community College Board of Directors. Dan’s focus continues to be on the well-being of our children and families and on achieving a more sustainable future.

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