and her husband, Tom Gainer, at
Cycle Oregon in 2009.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
State Sen. Jackie Dingfelder figured out the only way she could possibly get any greener: she's cutting her commute from Salem to downtown Portland.
The Alice Award winner, Columbia River Crossing opponent, environmental consultant and presumptive "Environmental Champion of the Decade" in the state legislature (that's from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters) starts a new job Monday as a senior policy advisor to Mayor Charlie Hales.
A Hales spokeswoman said Tuesday that because Dingfelder's background is similar to a few other Hales staffers', she hasn't received any bureau assignments yet. She's likely to receive a portfolio after her first week.